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Open Dome Event - Red Star and Snowy Mountain

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20:00 – 22:00 27 Feb 2014
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Room/Building: The Observatory
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton campus
Clifton Lane
Nottinghamshire
NG11 8NS
Parking: Parking is available for visitors in the North Gate car park.

Speakers: Dr F Silva (University College London)

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.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Co-sponsored by: NTU
Organised by: NTU/East Mids IoP
Contact details: Booking is required for this event. To reserve your place, simply add this event to your basket by clicking 'Add to Basket' on the webpage http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/events/9/home.aspx/event/151476/default/open_dome_event_-_red_star_and_snowy_mountain#details.

Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.

http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/events/9/home.aspx/event/151476/default/open_dome_event_-_red_star_and_snowy_mountain#details


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Room/Building: The Observatory
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton campus
Clifton Lane
Nottinghamshire
NG11 8NS
Parking: Parking is available for visitors in the North Gate car park.
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20:00 – 22:00 27 Feb 2014
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