Tapestry

Stories and the stars: Part one

Leo Alcorn approaches her work as astronomer in the same way she tackles the cosmic horror of HP Lovecraft. Hilding Neilson likes to say that every star tells a story. 
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Leo Alcorn approaches her work – studying gigantic galaxy clusters – in the same way she tackles the cosmic horror of HP Lovecraft. To get the most out of either experience, she adopts a simple mantra: embrace the void. 

Hilding Neilson likes to say that every star tells a story. As a Mi'kmaq astronomer, Neilson thinks a lot about who our relations are. And, of course, that includes the stars.

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