- February 19, 2020
- Aberdeen City Campus
Join Royal Astronomer Professor John C Brown OBE for an evening of Planetarium star gazing and fine dining. Then sit back and relax as John presents ‘Oor Big Braw Cosmos’ where he explores the beauty of the universe and its workings via a cocktail of science and science history, poetry and superb photo and art images, many from Scottish amateurs.
Professor Brown was appointed by the Queen as the 10th Astronomer Royal for Scotland in 1995, a post created in 1834. This title is an honorary one which he mainly uses to promote astronomy in the public eye and in education, through lectures and planetarium shows throughout the UK.
He has been involved, as adviser and/or giving debut shows, in several of the new planetaria recently opened in the UK, including Glasgow Science Centre’s superb Zeiss Starmaster, Birmingham’s Thinktank, Newcastle’s Centre for Life, and for a while, the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
As a keen supporter of Aberdeen’s Planetarium, he has now kindly agreed to host this evening to which keen enthusiasts or interested stargazers are welcome to join.
The evening will commence at 6pm. After a visit to the Planetarium and a trip around the Galaxy, you will go to Gate 63, the College’s training restaurant where following a Cosmic Cocktail and a delicious two-course buffet with refreshments, Professor Brown will entertain you with his lively and highly entertaining presentation.