Oliver Morton  The Moon - A Past and Future History

Every Generation has looked towards the heavens and wondered at the beauty of the moon. Fifty years ago, Americans became the first to do the reverse - and earth-bound audiences shared their view of their own planet.

In his wide-ranging book, Oliver Morton explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with the moon. For some, it is a future on which humankind has turned its back. For others, it's an adventure yet to begin. From early astronomers such as Galileo, through the first space flights, Morton anticipates the next phase of our interaction with the moon as a portal to deeper exploration of space.

Advanced technology, new ambtions and old dreams mean that men, women and robots now seem certain to return to the moon. What will they learn there about the universe, the earth and themselves - and this time will they stay?

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Friday 18th October 10.00am



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Adults: £10.00


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This Year's Events


All of us in the Hardy Society were very positive about 'our' first night and the subsequent events. I thought Tony's event with Rachel and Dinah worked very well with interesting conversations from the both of the women.

You and Paul must be very happy with the positive way Dorchester people are continuing to embrace the Festival, and in impressively increasing numbers. Congratulations to both of you.

Next year's dates are already in our diaries and we are looking forward to meeting up with you soon to discuss our involvement.

Mike Nixon, Thomas Hardy Society
Feedback From 2016 Festival

Thank YOU for hosting us so brilliantly on Sunday. Dad and I had a great time and were both really impressed by the very smooth running of your festival. It was a total pleasure being there with you, Helen, and the team. Congrats to all concerned on a job well done. It was fun to be a part of it.

Ben Holden
Feedback From 2016 Festival

I attended 4 events, next year I will want to attend even more talks. 
A friend came to stay with us and she was equally impressed by the talks she attended.

Gill Borg
Feedback From 2017 Festival

Thank you for allowing me to be part of this great event. Well done to both of you, fantastic event.

Michael Dooley, Poundbury Clinic
Feedback From 2016 Festival

Thanks very much... It was fun and the audience very responsive.

Adam Nicolson
Feedback From 2017 Festival

I very much enjoyed giving my talk and meeting you and all your colleagues. I can think of no way you could have been more accommodating. 

John Wright
Feedback From 2016 Festival

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