Want to star in an Ancient World in London video, and learn about the stars at the same time? Then join Heritage Key and famed astronomy writer Paul Murdin at a cool London restaurant this Wednesday at 6:30pm, as the Secrets of the Universe author gives a special presentation on how ancient civilisations and British astronomers have discovered the cosmos.
The talk, entitled ‘Unlocking the Wonders of Astronomy’, will show how man’s obsession with the heavens has endured for thousands of years, from the first cities of Sumer to the technological breakthroughs of today’s most powerful nations. The presentation will be held at Cicada, a hip restaurant in the heart of the City of London.
Paul is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, former president of the European Astronomical Society and Visiting Professor at John Moores University, Liverpool, and he currently works at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. He has written numerous popular and scholarly books on astronomy and is a regular commentator for the BBC and CNN. In 1988 he received the OBE for his contributions to astronomy and his efforts to make it accessible to everyone. Secrets of the Universe: How we Discovered the Cosmos, published by Thames and Hudson, is a stunning journey through astronomy including over 500 special illustrations.
The presentation therefore promises to be a mouth-watering combination of fascinating insights and spectacular images, as he brings millennia of human endeavour to a wholly modern audience. We’ll even be filming the event, so come along and be a part of our Ancient World in London series. You might even be our next big star!
So join us on an evening of discovery as we unlock the secrets of the stars with the nation’s top astronomy writer. Don’t forget: this event is just one of dozens of real-world, virtual and online events we have running throughout Ancient World in London. Check out our excellent video series to see what you can be a part of this Wednesday, and keep up-to-date with us on YouTube, Twitter, Flickr,Facebook and iTunes. You can even discover ancient stargazing from your desk with our breathtakingly beautiful Stonehenge Virtual.