Heaven’s Above: Interactive Exhibition

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Part of the Being Human National Festival of Humanities, the Heaven’s Above! Interactive Exhibition takes place on Saturday 19th November, 11.00-18.00. The exhibition will include  the Ordered Universe project on the scientific world of Robert Grosseteste (c.1168-1253), medieval time reckoning in the exquisite Durham Cathedral manuscript Hunter 100 and medieval astrolabes. Art-work from sculptor Alexandra Carr, projection artist Ross Ashton and Glass Artists from the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland, will be included, alongside displays on research about Renaissance astronomy, human vision perception and modern cosmology. Experience the universe with Occulus Rift technology, and a blow-up Planetarium, and meet characters from the past, from the Time Bandit re-enactors. All at the Pemberton Lecture Rooms on Palace Green. Free entry – please spread the word!

Heaven’s Above: Medieval Time Reckoning

 

philipp-nothaft-being-human-poster-2016Philipp Nothaft will deliver a public lecture on ‘Medieval Time Reckoning and the Dating of Easter’ at Durham Cathedral as part of the Being Human National Festival of the Humanities, 2016. Full details are on the poster above – please spread the word! Philipp is a world expert on medieval dating systems and the history of astronomy, and an important contributor to the Ordered Universe project. No better place to start the Durham events for the Being Human Festival.