“Once Upon A Universe” Transforms Science Into Mythology

“Once Upon A Universe” Transforms Science Into Mythology

Josh Coppersmith Heaven described his MA Anthropology dissertation as “very academic and convoluted.” Yet his academic dissertation gave birth to the highly accessible Once Upon a Universe, a project exploring how science can use mythology to communicate the origins of the universe to a wider audience.

The project began in April 2011 and was funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. Some folks from the Scottish Storytelling Centre along with guides Norman Gray—a Glasgow based astrophysicist—and David Sobral—a cosmologist—boarded the aptly named “Discovery Bus.” Their mission: to collectively make science more accessible. Time was of the essence as their project would conclude after two days at the Galloway Astrology Centre.

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