Giant ancient stone monuments that are linked to astronomy can not only be found in the UK but across many parts of mainland Europe. But are they really astronomical observatories and how can they tell us more about the oldest science: Astronomy?
The event will start at 8 pm with Dr F Silva (University College London) presenting his talk titled Red Star and Snowy Mountain: how astronomy can help us understand the past. In this talk he will look at prehistoric megalithic structures in Northwest Iberia that were purposefully aligned with Aldebaran and discuss what this can tell us about the celestial beliefs and practices of Neolithic Iberians. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction on what is visible in this month's sky.