A series of interactive lectures by former University and NASA astronomer Martin Griffiths
December 11th 2015: The Star of Bethlehem – what could it have been?
January 22th 2016: Looking for other Earths
– are there planets like ours out there and when will we find another planet fit for life?
February 26th 2016: The Moon and the Western Imagination – from ancient myths to the Moon landings
March 18th 2016: The Big Bang – what is the big bang and why does everything we see in the universe have an origin 13.82 billion years ago?
April 29th 2016: Contact with Extraterrestrial Civilizations – what will it mean for us here if we do make contact with intelligent life elsewhere?
May 27th 2016: Starlight and the lives of the stars – how do we know so much about stars and what makes them the kind of bodies they are?
June 24th 2016: Astronomy and Art – how has art used astronomy and what influences has astronomy had on art?
July 29th 2016: Black holes in the Universe – what are they, how do they form and are they a threat to us?
All talks will be held at the National Park Visitor Centre at 7:30pm and will be followed by stargazing sessions using the Brecon Beacons Observatory and additional telescopes (weather permitting). To book places contact the Visitor Centre, 01874 623366.
£15 per adult
£10 per person under 16