Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

'A Tour Through The Universe in Space and Time' followed by Star Gazing

universeThursday, 20th October 7.00pm* - 9.30pm
Bournemouth University Executive Business Centre (EBC), 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
Bournemouth Student Humanist and Atheists Society (BSHAS) have kindly invited Dorset Humanists’ members and supporters to attend their next meeting.
BSHAS have booked Chairman of the Wessex Astronomical Society, Bob Mizon MBE to give a talk entitled, 'A Tour Through The Universe In Space And Time'. Weather permitting, this will be followed by 'a night site tour' where we will walk down to the cliff top, and Bob will point out some interesting features of the night sky.
In his presentation, Bob will take us on a journey from Planet Earth, via the Moon and the Solar System, out to the furthest reaches of space, pausing to investigate some of the marvels of its content and history - and explaining how stars are so relevant to our lives and existence.
BU Business Centre reception will be able to tell you which lecture theatre to go to. The listed end time is approximate and you are welcome to attend Bob's presentation (circa 60 minutes) whether or not you wish to go 'star gazing' afterwards.
Since 1996, Bob has provided a full-time mobile planetarium service to south central England, and has taken the experience of the night sky to nearly 80,000 people, mostly schoolchildren. He is also coordinator of the Campaign for Dark Skies and is the author of 'Light Pollution: Responses and Remedies' which is part of Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series. He is also the author of the annual offering: 'Stargazers' Almanac: A Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets [Calendar]'. He was awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to astronomy.
Everyone welcome!
Free entry
*Please note this event was originally listed with an earlier starting time but we’ve since heard that it’s been changed to a 7.00pm start. Hopefully, this will make it easier for more people to attend.
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