February 2019 - The Pleiades: History, myths & science

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Melanie Davies from Creative Space will be giving this month's talk.

The Pleiades, in the constellation of Taurus and has been an object of fascination throughout human history.

This lecture starts with a historical overview of the oldest known representations of this glistening cluster of young stars. It goes on to discuss some of the better known myths and legends associated with the group. Drawing on scientific papers, the lecture then lays out some of our current knowledge about the Pleiades including their evolution, properties and the possible fate of this most beautiful open cluster.

Arrive from 7pm for a 7:30pm start.