Stories of the Skies
- Event date:
- 14th February 2021
Every night, a pageant of Greek mythology is enacted among the stars. This talk will recount these famous legends, illustrated by classic works of art, and identify the constellations associated with them
We will look in more detail at some of the fabulous objects that modern astronomers have discovered in those same areas of sky, from the birthplaces of stars to black holes and distant galaxies, which tell real-life stories that are every bit as fantastic as the ancient myths
Ian Ridpath is a renowned astronomy author. His handbooks for observing the sky include the Collins Stars and Planets Guide and The Monthly Sky Guide, and he is editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy. Ian is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society’s team of outreach lecturers.
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