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Comets: Signposts in History

Reading, United Kingdom

The appearance of a comet in the sky was seen by our ancestors as a forewarning of disaster. Today in these enlightened times the appearance of a comet fills us full of wonder not dread. However perhaps the reality should be somewhere in between. In a presentation filled with excitement, tragedy and humour the story of humankind’s relationship with comets is explored, illustrated by images of comets, with some haunting music, you will never look at ice in the same way again.

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 Chris Menmuir.


Comets: Signposts in History
September 17, 2016, 7pm BST
Reading Astronomical Society
St. Peter's Church Hall, Church Road
Reading RG6 1EY

United Kingdom
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