Brighton Astronomy Club meeting - Women and the Moon

Brighton Astronomy Club meeting - Women and the Moon

Thursday 28th July 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Friends Meeting House - Brighton
Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AF

Join the Brighton Astronomy club, whose guest speaker this month is Dr Alexandra Loske from The Royal Pavilion & Sussex University:

The principle of male and female duality has been compared in many cultures for thousands of years to the juxtaposition of the Sun and the Moon – the two most prominent objects in the sky. In many – but not all – languages and cultures, the Moon is female. Yet, so far, only men have walked on the Moon, and the role of women in lunar culture and exploration has been undervalued. In this talk, Alexandra will provide an enlightening overview of women and the Moon in literature, art, and science, from the ancient to the new, via overlooked female astronomers and strong female characters in science fiction.

Arrive from 7 pm for a 7:30 pm start.

Attendance is free, but we would be grateful if you could donate a few pounds to help cover the cost of hiring this event space. We’ll have a money box you can drop your donations in on the night, and, going forward, we will arrange a facility where you can donate electronically.

Also, please note this is a dry venue – please don’t bring any alcohol and no food or drink in the main meeting room.

Weather permitting, there may also be an opportunity to observe the skies using telescopes from the seafront!

Please note that this has already taken place on 28/07/2022

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

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