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JHI Lecture – Cosmic Africa

Event Date:: 24 January 2020

Professor Thebe Medupe, South Africa`s first black Astronomer & Astrophysics lecturer[s] in the department of Physics at the Mafikeng Campus

In a journey that has stretched from the coastline of Namibia to the steamy jungles of Ghana, across crocodile infested lakes and the deserts of Northern Kenya, the cliff-side dwellings of the Dogon in Mali and onto the mysterious archaeological sites of the Egyptian Sahara, this lecture explores Africa’s ancient astronomical history.

By shedding new light on traditional African astronomy, and in turn global understanding of the world’s oldest science, acclaimed African astronomer, Dr Thebe Medupe of the South African Astronomical Observatory, will look at celestial beliefs from different parts of the African continent and how some of these ancient African perceptions link with current scientific knowledge.

The lecture will take place on Friday 24 January 2020 at 18:30 – 19:30 GMT, in the Harrington Lecture Theatre at the University of Central Lancashire.

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