11/2020: Art & Astronomy (B Kellett)

Time: Thursday 19 Nov 2020 from 19:15 for 19:30

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be delivered online. More details can be found here.

TITLE: Art & Astronomy

Astronomical objects sometime make an appearance in works of art or literature.  This then gives astronomers an opportunity to delve deeper into these works and discover details that would otherwise have remained a mystery. So what can, two paintings by van Gogh, the Roman invasion of Britain in 55 BC, Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Edvard Munch’s The Scream tell us?

SPEAKER: Barry Kellett

Barry Kellett has worked at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory for over thirty years. He is an astronomer, space scientist and lunar expert. He has been giving public lectures since he started at RAL Space and now as a catalogue of over 100 lectures.

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