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Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Devon & Exeter Branch: Dinner & Talk 'Celestial Images: Saints and Sinners’ by Professor Michael Mendillo

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Devon & Exeter branch invite you to a dinner & talk on the subject of ‘Celestial Images: Saints and Sinners, Intersections of Astronomy, Art and Religion’ by Professor Michael Mendillo from Boston University, Massachusetts.

Celestial imagery of constellations spans human history, from cave art to modern digital representations of the sky.  Images of astronomy and the art of religion merged in the 17th Century in an audacious re-branding of the sky that replaced the pagan villains of antiquity with biblical heroes. This richly illustrated talk will tell that story. It is an extraordinary privilege to welcome Michael Mendillo to the ESU. He is professor of Astronomy at Boston University and is recognised as being one of the world leaders in his field. He has advised many organisations including NASA and lectured worldwide. He has been described by one of his students as ‘one of the cutest, funniest, and sweetest profs around’.

Application for places at speakers’ events should be made in writing to the Dining Secretary, Mr. Philip Maunder, Pennies, 46 Pound Lane, Topsham EX30NA with a separate cheque for each event, made payable to ‘ESU Devon and Exeter’. Cheques will not be presented for payment until the day after the event.


Wednesday, 18th September 2019
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Devon & Exeter Branch – Dining Secretary
01392 876735

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