"Astronomy Across the Medieval World" One-Day Conference | University of Oxford

"Astronomy Across the Medieval World" One-Day Conference

Event date
Event time
10:30 - 17:00
Venue
Department of Physics
Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3PU
Event type
Conferences
Event cost
FREE
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

The celestial sky has been a source of fascination since ancient times with astronomy being the oldest of the natural sciences. During the medieval period, astronomy flourished in many cultures across the world, some of which followed on from earlier models created by Ptolemy. The motions of the celestial bodies were investigated, early astronomical observatories were built and some cultures constructed remarkable monuments inspired by astronomical insights. This conference will draw together the different strands of medieval astronomy from across the world and will examine how they interfaced and paved the way for the scientific developments later in the Renaissance.

Registration to attend this conference is free, but must be confirmed using the Conference booking form by midday on Friday 10th November 2017.