Eclipse: Journeys to the dark side of the Moon

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 25 July

The Theatre

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Event description

On 21 August, over 100 million people will gather in a narrow belt across the USA to witness the most watched total solar eclipse in history. Former Christmas Lecturer Frank Close will describe why eclipses happen, their role in history and myth and reveal the spellbinding allure of this most beautiful natural phenomenon.

About the speakers

Frank Close a particle physicist, author and speaker. He is Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford. He was formerly vice president of the British Association for Advancement of Science, Head of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Head of Communications and Public Education at CERN.

In 1993, he delivered the CHRISTMAS LECTURES on The Cosmic Onion.

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