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


Dorford Centre

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Adults: £10.00


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