The Pleiades, in the constellation of Taurus and has been an object of fascination throughout human history.
This lecture starts with a historical overview of the oldest known representations of this glistening cluster of young stars. It goes on to discuss some of the better known myths and legends associated with the group. Drawing on scientific papers, the lecture then lays out some of our current knowledge about the Pleiades including their evolution, properties and the possible fate of this most beautiful open cluster.
The lecture can be adapted to suit any age group and audience knowledge base. It’s particularly well suited to astronomical societies because, let’s face it, the Pleiades cluster is one of the best known sights in the night sky and is met with glee when first seen rising in the east at the start of the northern hemisphere’s autumn observing season.
The talk lasts about an hour, followed by an optional question and answer session.
£50 for up to one hour
£90 for up to two hours
We can bring all equipment needed, but can plug into your projection and audio system if you have one.
TRAVEL & OVERNIGHT STAY
Travel is free within a 20 mile radius of Hastings, and charged at 45p per mile if you need us to travel further. And if the journey will take over 2 hours, we may have to charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £40. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.
Lectures and talks can take place anywhere that can accommodate a projector and screen, plus enough chairs for the audience to sit comfortably (a classroom or village hall will do just fine).
To make a booking, please use the Booking Form (click the big button at the top of the page). If you need to talk through any aspects of your booking before filling out the form, call us on 01424 420968 or send us an email.
HEALTH & SAFETY
• We hold £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance
• All of our electrical equipment is PAT tested, certificates are available on request
• The speaker holds an Enhanced DBS Certificate and carries photo ID