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Lunatick Astronomy

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

The Lunar Society was one of the most influential groups in the 18th century, no aspect of science and industry was overlooked at their monthly dinner parties. Although the development of the steam engine and coinage production became the main focus for Matthew Boulton, he had developed a passion for astronomy. Andrew Lound tells the story of the Lunar Society’s interests in astronomy based on new research that has revealed some surprising facts! A dramatic presentation beautifully illustrated and accompanied by music and presented with 18th century flair!

Note: This event is not sponsored by The Planetary Society. The Society has no control over, or responsibility for, the content or operation of events sponsored by other organizations. All inquires should be directed to J. Thackray.


Lunatick Astronomy
December 8, 2016, 7.30pm GMT
Sutton Coldfield Civic Society
Holy Trinity Parish Church
Church Hill, Mill Street
Sutton Coldfield B72 1TF

United Kingdom
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Please direct all inquiries about this event to J. Thackray at For phone inquiries, call 0121 355 3830.

Odyssey Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound. The history of the astronomical activities of the Lunar Society in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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