Astronomy and geophysics through the traditional culture of wales

Celebrating astronomy and geophysics in traditional Welsh culture.


This programme will bring astronomy and geophysics into the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and youth festival the Urdd National Eisteddfod. The Eisteddfodau are national arts festivals that encompass all elements of culture. This project will introduce astronomy and geophysics as themes for competitions, compositions and performances, including a live – and lively – competition between teams of poets.

Scientists involved in the project will develop activities such as a “dance of the solar system” inspired by the Rosetta comet mission. This project will produce a legacy of poems, musical compositions, dance and writing; the idea is also adaptable to other traditional cultural celebrations.