Tuesday 22 October 2019

SHA Autumn Conference and AGM: 26-Oct-19

The Society for the History of Astronomy is holding its Autumn Conference and AGM at the John Lee Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS, from 9:30am on Saturday, 26-Oct-19.

The 2019 SHA Autumn Conference will be celebrating the Moon; it will be 50 years ago that man first stepped onto our nearest celestial neighbour.

Event details and a link to buy tickets are here (SHA members £10, Non-members £15).


  • Gerard Gilligan Chairman, SHA
  • SHA Council
    2019 AGM
  • Dr. Heather Sebire – English Heritage
    “Stonehenge, archaeoastronomy and the Moon”
  • Dr. Alexandra Loske – writer, curator and art historian
    Dr. Robert Massey
    – Royal Astronomical Society
    Moon: Art, Science, Culture
  • Dr. Melanie Vandenbrouck – Royal Museums Greenwich
    Dr. Louise Devoy
    – Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
    The Moon as muse: the ideas and inspiration behind The Moon exhibition, Royal Museums Greenwich
  • Prof. Emeritus Bill Leatherbarrow – University of Sheffield
    Patrick Moore & Our Volcanic Moon
  • Dr. Allan Chapman F.R.A.S. – SHA, University of Oxford
    The Moon, the Telescope, and the Transformation of Astronomy after 1609

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