Talk: Cosmic Conversations: Art, Science and Culture of the Moon

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17 April 2019
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Cosmic Conversations
Art, Science and Culture of the Moon
Wednesday 17 April | 7pm | £12.50 | Friends £11.25
Age 13+

Art historian Dr Alexandra Loske and astronomer Dr Robert Massey discuss their new book, Moon: Art, Science, Culture. Taking us on a beautiful and visionary journey through their writing, this talk will explore our endless fascination with the Moon, weaving together artistic, religious, scientific and political interpretations drawn from across history and time.

This talk will include a book signing.


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About the speakers...


Dr Alexandra Loske

Dr Alexandra Loske is an art historian, curator and editor specialising in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century European art and architecture. She was born and grew up in Germany, moving to England in 1997 and has been working at the University of Sussex since 1999.


Alexandra obtained an MA in Linguistics and English Literature from Humboldt University, Berlin, and an MA and PhD in Art History from the University of Sussex. She has been working at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, East Sussex, since 2008 and is still an associate of Sussex University. She has curated a number of exhibitions and displays, including ones on Regency Colour, local history, and the life and times of Jane Austen. She has lectured and published widely on colour history and appeared as an art historian on many TV and radio programmes.


Dr Robert Massey

Dr Robert Massey is the Deputy Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society. Born in Bristol, he has been interested in the mysteries of the universe since childhood, going on to complete a PhD in astrophysics at Manchester University. He worked for 8 years at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, culminating in the role of Public Astronomer, before moving to the RAS in 2006 and becoming Deputy Director in 2010. A broadcaster, writer, and occasional teacher, he now works to enthuse the public about science.


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