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Richard Poss

Associate Professor
  • Department of Astronomy

RICHARD POSS is Associate Professor of Astronomy and former Director of the Humanities Program. His research examines the role of astronomical themes in European poetry; he has published articles on Petrarch, Dante, Veronica Gambara, Walt Whitman, Thomas Hardy, and the exploration of Mars. In addition to his other activities, he regularly teaches a course in the Astronomy department called “Science and Science Fiction.”  He is a frequent instructor in the Humanities Seminars Program and has won many university teaching awards.    

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