In association with the International Astronomical Union Symposium, four
public events are organised:
Monday 28 July 2008, 20:00
Open air performance of Shakespeare's 'Othello'
by Anvil Productions.
To learn more about one of his greatest and most dramatic works, read the Wikipedia entry on Othello.
Open air performances of Shakespeare's plays are a quintessential english
Summer pastime. These events combine exquisite theatre with the tranquil
settings of college gardens and other places of historical interest, and the
option of making it a full picnic experience. Using the natural decor, medieval
costumes and original texts, who can not be moved by Shakespeare's timeless
words of wit?
The play takes place on the lawns behind Keele Hall, on the Keele University
campus. Tickets are 12.50 pounds, and can be bought from Anvil Productions or
via e-mail to What's On at Keele
or telephone 01782-584627.
Also on the programme is a visit to Keele observatory and an opportunity to
informally meet astronomers from around the world.
This event is free of charge for teachers, and aims to bridge the gap between
science and the classroom. If you are interested in attending, please contact
Tuesday 29 July 2008, 14:00-17:00
Event for teachers: Life as an astronomer
This special event for teachers (of any discipline!) will give you an
opportunity to learn first hand what life is like as a professional
astronomer, learn about the Magellanic Clouds (the galaxies that are the topic
of the IAU symposium) and about other topics of current astronomical interest,
such as Keele's successful search for planets around other stars.
This event is sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society. It takes place in
the Westminster Theatre in the Chancellor's Building of Keele University.
Admission is free, but tickets must be obtained in advance as seating capacity
is limited, via e-mail to What's On
at Keele or telephone 01782-584627.
Tuesday 29 July 2008, 19:30
Public lecture on 'Astronomy before History' (abstract)
World-renowned archaeo-astronomer and author of numerous books on the subject,
Professor Clive Ruggles will talk
about the role of astronomy in ancient times and the archaeological evidence
that remains. Just back in England from an extensive field trip in Peru, this
is an opportunity not to miss before he leaves for his next archaeological dig.
Wednesday 30 July 2008, 19:30
Classical music concert
The acclaimed ensemble London
Concertante will perform an exclusive programme of classical music,
featuring works by Albinoni, Bach, Handel, Mozart, and the famous astronomer
The concert will take place in the Keele Chapel located at the heart of the
Keele University campus. Tickets are 12.50 pounds, and can be bought via
e-mail to What's On at Keele or