駐校藝術計畫開幕暨講座
NCCU Art Residency Opening Program Ceremony and Lecture

航向宇宙深處——談星空的神話與科學
Sailing into the Deep Universes - On Science and Mythology of the Starry Sky
2024.03.27 WED
(三) 18:30-21:00
地點 | 藝文中心2樓 舜文大講堂
Venue | Shun-Wen Auditorium, 2F of NCCU Art & Culture Center

講者:孫維新 教授
Lecturer: Professor Dr. SUN, Wei-Hsin

【 講座簡介 About the Lecture 】

康德曾說:「有兩樣東西,我們愈是深沉思索,愈使我們敬畏景仰,就是我們心中的道德規律和我們頭頂的燦爛星空。」這片瑰麗星空,曾經照耀過古希臘、巴比倫,也照耀過春秋戰國、秦漢隋唐,詩人和藝術家對著滿天的星斗謳歌讚頌,譜出了經典「神話」;科學家則拿夜空天體作為研究的對象,希望發展出解釋宇宙終極奧秘的「科學」。然而當我們回看歷史,兩千年前的先民對宇宙的描述,我們今天稱之為「神話」,卻是當年他們的「科學」,我們又怎麼知道,今天我們的「科學」,不會變成明天的「神話」?在這場演講中,孫教授將從神話談到科學,再從科學回到神話。

Kant once remarked, "There are two things that, the more we contemplate them, the more they fill the mind with an increasing admiration and reverence: the moral law within us and the starry heavens above us." This splendid celestial expanse has shone over ancient Greece and Babylon, as well as the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods, and the Qin, Han, Sui, and Tang dynasties, inspiring poets and artists to sing praises and compose classic "myths." Scientists, on the other hand, study the celestial bodies in the night sky, hoping to develop "science" that explains the ultimate mysteries of the universe. However, when we look back at history, the descriptions of the universe by our ancestors two thousand years ago, what we today call "myth," was their "science" back then. How do we know that our "science" today will not become the "myth" of tomorrow? In this talk, Professor Sun will discuss the transition from myth to science and back to myth.


【 講者介紹 About the Lecturer 】

孫維新 教授 | Professor Dr. SUN, Wei-Hsin

孫維新教授於1979年畢業於台大物理系,於1987年獲得加州大學洛杉磯分校(UCLA)天文學博士學位,隨即進入航太總署(NASA)工作,而於1989年回台於中央大學任教,2007年轉往台大物理系及天文所任教,並於2011-2021年間擔任國立自然科學博物館(科博館)館長。

孫教授長年致力於天文科學的教育推廣,協助建立鹿林山天文台和墾丁天文台,也在青藏高原上建設遠距遙控天文台,為天文學界師生建立良好的觀測環境。孫教授創新天文新知推廣方法,推動天文科普活動,使社會大眾都能接觸天文宇宙太空的科學新知,曾獲中央大學和台灣大學分別頒予「優良教師獎」、「教學傑出獎」、「特殊貢獻獎」,及「社會服務獎」。

孫教授曾撰寫腳本,製作天文科學電視影集《航向宇宙深處》,獲得金鐘獎、金帶獎,及李國鼎科技節目獎的肯定;也曾撰寫科普書籍《孫維新談天》,獲得金鼎獎和吳大猷基金會的金籤獎。孫教授並長期擔任「NEWS98電台」天文節目邀訪來賓,透過電台節目,提升社會大眾科學素養,而於2015年獲得中華民國天文學會頒發之科普推廣最高榮譽「譚天獎」,並獲得小行星185364號命名為「孫維新星」的殊榮。

Professor Sun Wei-Hsin graduated from the National Taiwan University’s Department of Physics in 1979 and earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy from UCLA in 1987. After obtaining his Ph.D., he began his research work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In 1989, he returned to Taiwan to teach at the National Central University, later moving to the National Taiwan University's Department of Physics and Graduate Institute of Astrophysics in 2007. Between 2011 and 2021, he served as the director general of the National Museum of Natural Science.

Professor Sun has long been dedicated to promoting astronomical science education and played a pivotal role in establishing the Lulin Observatory, KenTing Observatory, and a remote-controlled observatory on the Tibetan Plateau, providing excellent observing environments for students and teachers in the field of astronomy. Professor Sun innovated the dissemination of astronomical knowledge and actively promoted public understanding of the science of astronomy and space, making it accessible to the wider community. His efforts have been acknowledged with various awards, such as the "Excellent Teacher Award," "Outstanding Teaching Award," "Special Contribution Award," and "Community Service Award," from the National Central University and the National Taiwan University.

Professor Sun's work also extends to scriptwriting and producing the television series Sail into the Deep Universe, which earned accolades such as the Golden Bell Awards, Golden Tape Award, and Li K. T. Science Program Award. He also authored the popular science book Chatting about the Heavens, which received the Golden Tripod Awards and the Wu Ta-You Foundation‘s Golden Bookmark Award. Moreover, Professor Sun has been a longstanding guest for introducing astronomy at the NEWS98 radio station, enhancing the public scientific literacy. In recognition of his efforts in science popularization, he received the prestigious Heaven Talk Award from The Astronomical Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in 2015. In addition, the asteroid 185364 is named "Sunweihsin" in his honor.

經歷(節錄)

國立自然科學博物館館長
臺灣大學物理系及天文所專任教授
中央大學科學教育中心主任
中央大學天文研究所所長
中華民國天文學會理事長
美國航太總署(NASA)博士後研究員

 

駐校藝術計畫開幕暨講座
NCCU Art Residency Opening Program Ceremony and Lecture
2024.03.27
(三) 18:30-21:00 | Wed. 27. Mar. 2024
藝文中心2樓 舜文大講堂
Shun-Wen Auditorium, 2F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
講者|孫維新
Lecturer: Professor Dr. SUN, Wei-Hsin
講題|「航向宇宙深處——談星空的神話與科學」
Lecture Subject: Sailing into the Deep Universes - On Science and Mythology of the Starry Sky 線上報名 Register