CHRISTMAS LECTURE: Presented on ZOOM 12th December at 7pm
ABOUT THE LECTURE:
A light-hearted look at the Gospel of St Matthew.
What are the astronomical candidates for the Star of Bethlehem?
How well do they fit the account?
Do any known astronomical events fit the timeline of the nativity?
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr Steve Barrett is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool. His research interests have centred around the applications of imaging and spectroscopy to fields such as nanoscience, geomaterials, biomedical imaging and infrared spectroscopy. His teaching to undergraduate students has covered many topics and included supervision of astrophysics students on astronomy
field trips to the Teide Observatory in Tenerife.
His interest in astronomy predates his professional career as a physicist. He has given hundreds of astronomy-related talks to astronomical societies, special interest groups and schools to an audience totalling over 20,000 people. As a result of giving these outreach talks he was awarded the Sir Patrick Moore Prize in 2019 by the British Astronomical Association.