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The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenaeum, Boston MA

Jan 26 2021
The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars

Award-winning science journalist Jo Marchant takes us on a tour through the history of humanity’s relationship with the cosmic heavens to rediscover the full potential of the universe we inhabit.

Book Talk: The Human Cosmos: Civilization and the Stars
with Jo Marchant

For most of human history, we have led not just an earthly existence but a cosmic one. Celestial cycles drove every aspect of our daily lives. Our innate relationship with the stars shaped who we are—our religious beliefs, power structures, scientific advances, and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the universe that surrounds us. And that disconnect comes at a cost.

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