Astronomy Night: From Chaos to Cosmos: How the Ancient Greeks saw the Universe

Speaker – Dr Chris Matthew Every ancient culture gazed up into the night sky and tried to understand what they were seeing. Yet despite this widespread form of enquiry across history, the foundations of modern astronomy are predominantly Greek in origin. Even the very word ‘astronomy’ is Greek. This presentation examines what some of the ancient Greeks did to not only understand the what they observed in the heavens, but also the ways in which some of the conclusions reached by the ancients Greeks are very ‘modern’ in terms of understanding our place in the universe. Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting). $18.00 Adult $12.00 Child/Concession $50.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children) Children under 3 years of age free. BOOKINGS VIA OUR WEBSITE ESSENTIAL Contact phone or website for public enquiries and bookings: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/observatorypenrith/penrith_observatory/whats_on Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2084528331809690   Contact phone or website for public enquiries and bookings: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/observatorypenrith/penrith_observatory/whats_on Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1654290507926755/

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