web analytics

Gresham College: A Cosmic Perspective: Four Centuries of Expanding Horizons


Click to enlarge video or view it below.

The ‘curious and ingenious’ men who met at Gresham College and founded the Royal Society were fascinated by the Sun and Planets; the ‘fixed stars’ were a distant mystery to them. Over succeeding centuries, cosmic horizons have expanded – largely thanks to ever more powerful instruments. So has our understanding – though each advance brings into focus a new set of mysteries.

Martin John Rees is a British cosmologist and astrophysicist.

 

RelatedPost