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From Babylon to the Big Bang

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19:00 – 19:00 28 Jan 2009
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The Weston Auditorium, de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9EU

Speakers: Heather Couper CBE and Nigel Henbest

This talk will trace the stories of humans interacting with the endless wonders of the night sky, beginning with the earliest superstitions, and continuing through to the birth and development of the science of astronomy. It will embrace a subject populated by personalities and mavericks who have driven our knowledge of the heavens forward – a subject which continues to test the limits of imagination, and exploration.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: London and South East branch
Contact details: Dr Diane Crann, School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield AL10 9AB (tel: 07770 444 614)
d.crann@herts.ac.uk

http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/London_and_South_East/index.html


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