Tuesday 25 AUGUST at 6 pm
the Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
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A Cosmic Perspective: Four Centuries of Expanding Horizons
Lord Rees of Ludlow, Astronomer Royal, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, Gresham College
The 'curious and ingenious' men who met at Gresham College and founded the Royal Society were fascinated by the Sun and Planets; the 'fixed stars' were a distant mystery to them. Over succeeding centuries, cosmic horizons have expanded - largely thanks to ever more powerful instruments. So has our understanding- though each advance brings into focus a new set of mysteries.
Following the lecture there will be a discussion on topics of current astronomical interest, with an invited panel of former Gresham Professors of Astronomy, including Ian Morison, Michael Rowan-Robinson, Carolin Crawford and Andrew Fabian.