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Martin Lunn – Astronomy in the Mediterranean

6th Feb 2023 at 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Many great civilisations flourished in the ancient Mediterranean. This talk takes us on an astronomical journey to Egypt, Greece, Mesopotamia and the empires of Byzantium and Arabia. We will also visit Europe during the Renaissance. These were very varied civilisations, each with their own interpretation of the night sky. Our modern view of the stars and constellations was shaped in this diverse part of the world, and the study of the oldest of all the sciences is still being undertaken in this region today. This is the story of Astronomy in the Mediterranean.

Hybrid: University of Wolverhampton & Zoom

Room MA030, Wulfruna Building, Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY United Kingdom
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