November 4, 2019

Bettina in London for the conference “The Art and Science of the Moon”

by BettinaForget / News

I will be in London, England, to present my Women With Impact series at the conference The Art and Science of the Moon at Greenwich’s National Maritime Museum. My presentation will be in the afternoon of November 14, 2019.

See the speaker schedule here.

Here’s the announcement of the conference:

 

The Art and Science of the Moon

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of humanity’s first footsteps on another world, Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) is hosting a major exhibition exploring our evolving relationship with the Moon across times and cultures. The Moon (19 July 2019 – 5 January 2020) presents a scientific and cultural history of our nearest celestial neighbour, exploring its role as a mirror for humanity’s dreams, obsessions and endeavours.

With contributions from academics, artists and curators exploring the interface between art, in its widest sense, and science, this conference will consider various creative responses to our cosmic companion. In keeping with RMG’s interest in interrogating the collision of science, history and art, ‘The Art and Science of the Moon’ will explore how the Moon’s motions and phases have influenced human activities, beliefs and behaviours; how sustained scrutiny of the lunar surface have enabled us to understand more about ourselves; how attempts, imaginary and real, to reach this other world have fostered creativity and technological progress; and how in the 21st century we are rethinking our relationship with the Moon.

More information at www.rmg.co.uk

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