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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Odyssey: 5 Journeys That Changed Astronomy

29 November 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tonights talk will be given by Colin Stuart and is titled: Odyssey: 5 Journeys That Changed Astronomy.

Travel often triggers ideas. Moving the body from A to B allows the mind to wander too. In this talk you’ll hear about five journeys that inspired scientists to change the way we see the universe forever.

Colin is a multi-award-winning astronomy author, writer and speaker who has talked to over half a million people about the universe, including schools, the public and businesses. His twenty books have sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 23 languages. He has written over 250 popular science articles for publications including The Guardian, New Scientist, The Wall Street Journal, Sky and Telescope, Astronomy Now, Sky at Night  and European Space Agency. In recognition of his efforts to popularise astronomy, the asteroid (15347) Colinstuart is named after him.  He won The Margaret Mallett Award for Children’s Non-Fiction in 2020 and the Solar Physics Popular Media Award in 2022.  He’s also been runner-up in the European Astronomy Journalism Prize. A fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he has talked about space on Sky News, BBC News and Radio 5Live.

£2 for members and £3 for visitors. There will be a refreshment break after the talk.


29 November 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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