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ISSUE 9 - October 2010





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Challenging C. P. Snow: Active Interaction between Arts, Cultural Heritage and the Universe in Finland (pages 22-26)
Tapio Markkanen

Summary

Many events in Finland during the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) clearly demonstrated that there can be real interactions between the arts, humanities and science. We have found the 50-year-old concept, introduced by C. P. Snow, of two cultures unable to engage in a dialogue to be irrelevant. In Finland, astronomy has always been popular. The IYA2009 was celebrated in Finland with many local, national and international events. Altogether there were more than 400 events of all sizes. Arts and cultural activities were essential parts of many of these events.