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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

  • Wednesday 17 June 2015, 7.35PM to 8.25pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
    Book tickets
  • Lakehouse room, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (map|getting to campus)


Wheelchair accessible.

Event details

The journey to the centre of the earth is a voyage like no other we can imagine. Over 3000 km below the earth's surface an extraordinary inner world the size of Mars awaits us. Dive through the molten iron of the outer core and eventually you will reach a solid sphere - an iron-clad world held within a metal sea and unattached to anything above. At the earth's core is the history of our planet written in temperature and pressure, crystals and minerals ...

One hundred and fifty years after the extraordinary, imaginative feat of Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of The Earth, David Whitehouse embarks on a voyage of scientific discovery into the heart of our world. Whitehouse's enthralling journey vividly charts all we are able to understand about the mysteries of the deep earth. His book encompasses the history of our planet and the latest findings about its inner core, allowing us to embark on an adventure that brings us closer to the enigma of our existence.

Speaker biography

Dr David Whitehouse is a scientist, journalist and the author of five books, including The Sun and The Moon. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a regular broadcaster on science-related matters for the BBC and Sky News. Asteroid 4036 Whitehouse is named after him.


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