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What the stars have done for us: from astrology to astrophysics

Dr Francisco Diego, STFC Science and Society Fellow and lecturer at University College, London will explain how modern astrophysics explains our intimate relationship with the stars.

For thousands of years, humans have marvelled at the night sky and established fascinating links with the stars, which at first sight seem to be eternal and unchanging.

In this lecture, Francisco Diego will deal with early astrological beliefs stating that our destiny is controlled by the stars in some magical way. He will explain how the fascinating discoveries of modern astrophysics show that our relationship with the stars is far more intimate and magical than we could ever have imagined.

Like people, stars have their own lives. Dr Diego will show how the lives of stars relate to not just our own origin and destiny, but to that of everything around us.


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Date and Time:

8 April 2008 at 1:00 pm


1 hour



Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House

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Tel: 020 7734 3307
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