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Why Society Needs Astronomy and Cosmology

15 March, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

‘One day, Sir, you may tax it’: Faraday’s prescient quip when quizzed about the practical value of electricity in 1850 neatly demonstrates that advanced societies cannot afford to stifle scientific curiosity for its own sake – a powerful if serendipitous driver of technological and societal progress.

It will be argued that fundamental research into astronomy, cosmology and particle physics is a luxury that humankind cannot do without. This cultural, technological and scientific returns of such an enterprise far outweigh the costs.

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Gresham College
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+44 (0)20 7831 0575
Website:
http://www.gresham.ac.uk/

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Museum of London
50 London Wall
London , EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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020 7001 9844
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www.museumoflondon.org.uk