Comets — Bringers of Death, Bringers of Life, and Cosmic Probes with Professor John Brown
Humans have observed comets in our skies for millennia, when they were often considered to be bad omens, foretelling famine, plagues, or the death of kings. Our understanding of their appearances only really began in the 16th century, and since then it has taken us from merely observing them, to landing spacecraft on their pitted surfaces. These icy visitors from the very edges of our solar system may have delivered water to an early Earth, or even brought with them the organic molecules required for the evolution of life on our planet.
Professor John Brown OBE FRSE,and Astronomer Royal For Scotland since 1995, will explore the history of comets, from the myths and legends of early observations, to today's cutting edge science investigating their true nature.
More About the David Elder Lecture Series
The David Elder lecture series presents a line-up of talks from expert astronomers at the cutting edge of their fields of research. This lecture series continues the tradition of monthly astronomy lectures in Glasgow which began with the first David Elder Lecture in 1905, 111 years ago!
Glasgow Science Centre is proud to host the David Elder Lectures in partnership with the University of Strathclyde's Department of Physics.
Tickets cost £6per person. This is an adults only event.