Joint IOP and RAS lecture - Connecting With People: Developing Unity and Understanding Under the Night Sky

The night sky full of stars and the milky way galaxy diagonally crossing above a mountainous horizon.
The Milky Way galaxy
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This is a free public joint-talk offered by the Institute of Physics and the Royal Astronomical Society.


Description of talk:

The night sky provides an ethereal backdrop of awe and wonder that unites people in ways we are only now coming to explore. This talk will tell a story of how astronomy can be the nexus for connecting people across cultures and religions in an effort to help create a better world.

We invite you to join us at the Royal Astronomical Society lecture hall for a free public lunchtime talk featuring Professor Richard Hechter, from the University of Manitoba in Canada, part of the faculty of education. Professor Hechter's main focus is teaching astronomy through indigenous and cultural knowledge using the stories and cultures of our ancestors. In his work, he has been able to demonstrate a new and thought-provoking way to bring astronomy to the classroom.

Please register for a free ticket via our Eventbrite page.



Venue Address

The Royal Astronomical Society,Burlington House


51.5085763, -0.13960799999995