The Concluding event in the summer programme ‘Nights at the Castle’, at the Castle of St George in La Spezia, is ‘Travel the Universe’, taking place this Saturday night at 9.15pm. The event is organised by the Spezzino Institute of Astronomical Research and the talk will be led by their vice president.
A number of speakers will talk about different aspects of the moon including the myths early mankind believed about the moon, the role of the moon in works of art, music and literature, and the arrival of man on the moon. It will conclude with a discussion on the influences of the moon on the earth, the animal and plant worlds and human biology.
After the discussion the audience is encouraged to use the telescopes available to gaze at the night sky.
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