August 25

The Royal Institution (UK)

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About The Event

August 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Astronomers journey to some of the most inaccessible parts of the globe while handling equipment worth millions. It is a life of unique delights and absurdities, and one that may be drawing to a close. Soon it will be the robots, not humans, gazing at the sky while we are left to sift through the data.

In this talk, Emily Levesque reveals the hidden world of the professional astronomer. She celebrates an era of ingenuity and curiosity, and asks us to think twice before we cast aside our sense of wonder at the universe.