A Lunar Love Story: A history of mankind's fascination with the moon

Throughout the history of Mankind there has been a fascination with our nearest neighbour and constant celestial companion. This talk will take you through the ancient times to learn about the Egyptians, Greeks and Sumerians and their understanding of the Moon, through to the Renaissance and Galileo's use of the telescope, and then on to modern exploration and touch down on the surface. Hilary will talk about the discoveries through the ages that led to our modern understanding and what the hopes are for our future.


Hilary Royston-Bishop is a passionate Science Communicator and has previously toured with her IOP talk on the Ig-Nobel Prizes. She grew up near Jodrell Bank and the Lovell Telescope which cemented her passions for Astronomy and led her to study Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Birmingham. Hilary is currently working in the Nuclear Industry as a Chartered Physicist.

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IOP Lancashire and Cumbria Branch
15 Oct 2019 18:00 to 19:30
Hunday Manor Country House Hotel
United Kingdom
CA14 4JF
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