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Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
Thursday 6 July 2017 | 7pm-8pm
Price: 
Adult £10.00 | Concession £8.50 | Child £7.00 | Members 10% discount
Location: 
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season: 
Talks & courses

This talk explores the stellar origins of the ingredients that make up everything around us including ourselves. 

Since antiquity, people have sought a connection between themselves and the stars, and humanity’s thirst to know its place in the Universe has led to the development of  some strange - often beautiful, but nevertheless flawed ideas about the mechanics of nature.

In their mission to reveal the history of the Universe, astronomers and scientists of all disciplines have given us not only a working model of nature, but also a place within it grounded on extraordinary facts.

In this talk, Royal Observatory astronomer Tom Kerss explores the very stuff we’re all made of, and shares how our make-up is explicitly woven to the secrets of the stars.

This talk is part of our Star Season of events from April to September.

All members recieve a 10% discount for this event.

Age: 11+

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