Bears, Bulls and Airpumps: The Origin of the Constellations
- Extra Reading
Have you ever wondered why the constellation patterns in the sky have such peculiar names? More to the point, why is it that the patterns look nothing like the birds, beasts or bits-and-pieces they are named after? And how on earth do you get to tell one star pattern from another?
The lecture will offer answers to these questions, uncovering a rich and varied cultural and scientific story along the way.
This event was on Fri, 03 Feb 1995
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