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Open Dome VIRTUAL - A Shared Sky

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Join us this month for Dr D Brown's talk A Shared Sky - Constellations Across Cultures where we will explore constellations possibly shared amongst cultures and how western astronomy colonised the sky.

  • From: Thursday 27 October 2022, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 27 October 2022, 10 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 27 October 2022, 8.00 pm
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Watching the night sky is inspiring. Even more so when you realise that the stars and patterns you see above you are the same that other cultures see in the world now and in the past. But do we all see the same constellation? What are constellations anyway?

This month Dr D Brown (NTU) will give us an introduction into the fascinating world that is sky culture in his talk A Shared Sky - Constellations Across Cultures. He will present an overview of the interesting background on some of our western constellations and how they reflect our culture, changed views, and illustrate how western astronomy colonised the sky. This will then lead onto how psychological research has shown that humans across the world do see similar patterns and that there might be some commonalities or themes all cultures share.

Booking is required for this event while attending in person. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.

This event is taking place as a hybrid event on NTU campus. This will allow a flexible way of attending. You are currently booking to attend virtually and only the talk component. A link to the material on YouTube will be emailed to everyone who is attending virtually in their confirmation email. We will be happy to answer questions posted as response to the video over the following days. So do keep booking onto this event. If you haven't booked you might need to wait a while before you can see it.

You can also attend the event in person and enter our planetarium but would need to book the Open Dome IN PERSON event to purchase your ticket.

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus

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