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Type Community astronomy
Date and Times 29 May and 19 June, 10am BST
Prices £5 per device
Royal Observatory

Join our Chinese Community show to hear an astronomer of the Royal Observatory Greenwich explore topics in ancient and modern Chinese astronomy, including the Sun, Moon, stars and space exploration.  

The study of the heavens has a long history in China dating back thousands of years. In this session, the astronomer will explore the links between the Chinese calendar and the motion of the Sun, Moon and stars. They will also talk about the phases of the Moon and how they relate to traditional festivals still celebrated by Chinese people today. 

The astronomer will compare various modern-day constellations with the asterisms of the ancient Chinese sky and the legendary stories behind them.

And no show on Chinese astronomy would be complete without a discussion of the latest achievements of the nation’s space program, from the soft landing on the far side of the Moon to the mission to Mars. 

While this show will be delivered in English, make sure to take a look at our Bilingual Families planetarium shows that are delivered in a variety of languages. 

Please note: This is a ticketed show held on Zoom Webinar. One ticket is required per device.

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