Step into the Zoo

Dr Sam Illingworth, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication and Poet, wrote the following Zooniverse inspired poem for us; ‘Research for All’.

If you’d like to read more of his work, check out Sam’s blog here.

– Helen

Research for All

 

Detecting bubbles in the Milky Way,

Or sorting a muon and gamma ray;

Identifying planets and their stars,

Then codifying ice geysers on Mars.

 

From mapping out old weather lost at sea,

To counting jungle rhythms in a tree;

With floating forests hiding in plain sight,

Sometimes research just needs a brighter light.

 

Etching a cell to analyse their state,

And bashing bugs to keep drugs up-to-date;

The history of what has gone before,

Can help predict what science has in store.

 

Transcribing ancient texts and works of art,

Unearthing words that set Shakespeare apart;

Revealing secret lives and hidden gist,

By searching for what others might have missed.

 

In answering the questions left to find,

We need the help of more than just one mind;

A Universe of projects yet to do,

The door is open, step into the zoo.

 

 

 

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