COSMIC RELIEF Live Webinars with Fred Watson.
In an international emergency like the present one, you might expect the science of the stars to be the last thing on people’s minds. The problems facing both individuals and governments are infinitely more pressing than events in the depths of space. Yet throughout history, astronomy has shown extraordinary resilience in times of crisis, maintaining public support as a key activity. Today, that resilience is more important than ever, with new giant telescopes on the brink of construction. In this talk, Fred Watson investigates astronomy’s survival through troubled times.