Mankind’s past is closely interwoven with the universe. Religion, literature, mathematics and science have been inspired by the stars – we seem instinctively attracted to look upward in wonder. Today, our understanding of the cosmos is shifting with new technology.
It is within sight of our spacecraft and satellites, and still, due to light pollution, we see less and less of it here on Earth. To discuss our relationship with the night sky, Linda Geddes joins the author of The Human Universe, Jo Marchant, and Royal Astronomer Martin Rees.
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