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  • Date and time: Wednesday 5 June 2019, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Take a journey into the night sky and explore various constellations and hear their stories from different cultural perspectives. In particular, discover how the groups we know as the Pleiades and Orion's Belt have inflamed people's imagination all over the Earth.

Alice Courvoisier of the University of York intersperses myths and folktales with astronomy and images from research telescopes on this interstellar adventure.

Image credit: NASA

About the speaker

Dr Alice Courvoisier teaches Mathematics in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York. Alice has recently developed a keen interest for stories and myths and has begun to look at stars, which she studied for her PhD, from a very different perspective.


Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible