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Astronomer Reconstructs Middle-Earth Solar System, Earns Place In Geek Hall Of Fame

Dr. Kristine Larsen is an astrophysicist from Central Connecticut State University, and she has decided to use her obviously giant brain for geek good and apply her knowledge to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. She has written over thirty papers and articles on the relationship between Tolkien and astronomy and has, over the years, given numerous talks on the subject at conventions and conferences.

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There And Back Again

Wear This LOTR Middle-Earth Map Dress To Someone’s 111th Birthday

When J.R.R. Tolkien was writing The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, did you think he ever considered someone wearing the maps of the land he created as a dress? My guess is no. The photo was taken by Matt & Kristy on Flickr of an attendee at Dragon*Con. Ma’am, we salute you.

(via DJ Judy)

Previously in The Hobbit

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