Horst Thiel
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The starry sky at the turn of the year

Thu, 29.12.2022
19:00 - 20:30
Horst Thiel
Red giant stars, white dwarfs, black holes and stargazing
In real time I show satellites zooming across the screen and planets and constellations, red giants, white dwarfs and black holes. Constellations were once seen as divine beings that helped sailors on the sea find their way, regulated the daily schedule and showed farmers when to sow, all very useful. The moon and the sun were the calendar makers. But priests were also given the difficult task of telling rulers whether a war campaign would be successful according to the position of the stars, and even an astronomer like Kepler earned more money from horoscopes than from his scientific work. Even today, the belief in astrology persists, especially at the beginning of the year.

Book event

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    Wed, 8.02.
    18:00 - 19:00
    The lecture presents examples of Vermeer's work and provides insights into Dutch culture of the 17th century.
  • Virtual City Tour - The Old Town of Munich
    Guided, Virtual City Tour - The Old Town of Munich
    Tue, 14.02.
    19:00 - 20:15
    Experience the highlights of Munich in a professional, virtual world, live with an official city guide from the City of Munich.
  • "O Mars, the water jug is not for your stomach!"
    Tue, 14.02.
    This lecture is dedicated to the factor of alcohol within the socialisation instance of the military and in the context of military conflicts.

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