2 Dec 2009

The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley: 1978-1979

From The Stars are Comforting, 7:00 pm on 2 December 2009

Continuing research, teaching, travel to NZ, music making, medical treatment, visit from children, concerts.

“Even though I feel perfectly well, there is cause to doubt whether I really am, and the doctors are becoming rather more suspicious about the state of my cancer. I’m having a lot more X-rays and similar tests, but nothing has been decided about treatment yet and there isn’t likely to be any sudden change in my life. Ever since the operation thirteen months ago I’ve known there was a fifty-fifty chance of recurrence, so if it happens I feel much better prepared emotionally than I was for the original news.”

First Peek at Spitzer s Legacy Mysterious Whirlpool Galaxy
The "Whirlpool Galaxy," (NGC 5194) reveals strange structures bridging the gaps between the dust-rich spiral arms, and tracing the dust, gas and stellar populations in both the bright spiral galaxy and its companion. www.nasaimages.org

Music details

DVORAK String Quartet Op 96, American CALLIOPE CAL 9331 /1:39/2:16


BACH Brandenburg Concerto No 1, BWV 1046, 1st mvt AVIE AV 2119

STRAVINSKY Pulcinella, 2nd mt SONY SK 45965

LILBURN Canzona 1 VWO 001


STRAUSS Standchen, for piano quartet DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM MDG 643 1355

STRAUSS Liebesliedchen, for piano quartet DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM MDG 643 1355

FRANCK Violin sonata, arr for viola, 4th mvt GLISSANDO 779017

DVORAK Sextet Op 48, 4th mvt ASV GLD 4011

MOZART Piano Quartet, K478, 2nd & 3rd mvts SONY SK 66841