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Making Sense of the Universe: A History of Cosmology

Throughout history people have gazed up at the vastness of the sky and tried to understand their place in the universe.

In this one-day seminar we will examine the progress of cosmology through the ages. We will start with the Greeks, who believed that the Sun moved around the Earth, a view overthrown in the 16th century by Copernicus and Galileo who proved that the Earth actually moved round the Sun. We will then hear the ways in which, from the 17th to the 20th centuries, scientists such as Kepler, Herschel, Newton and of course, Einstein, added to our knowledge of the universe. We will end with exciting new cosmological theories which are still pushing back the frontiers of our imagination with concepts such as black holes and ‘string theory’.


Patrick J. Boner | talks
Dr Alan Chapman | talks
Professor Peter Coles | talks
Emily Winterburn | talks


Date and Time:

18 February 2006 at 10:30 am


Half Day



National Maritime Museum
Park Row
SE10 9NF
020 8312 6716

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£29 (£22)

Available from:

email: bookings@nmm.ac.uk
telephone: 02083128560

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