Public Astro Night - "Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History"

Lewis Dartnell (University of Westminster)

Date: Sep 18, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 504
Public Lecture

When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, revolutions, and technological advances. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents.

By taking us through millennia of human history, and billions of years into our planet’s past, Professor Lewis Dartnell tells us the ultimate origin story.

A free public lecture at 6pm on Wednesday, September 18th.


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Upcoming Public Outreach Activities

AstroMcGill serves as the education and public outreach branch of the McGill Space Institute. To find more science outreach activities at McGill, visit the Faculty of Science's outreach webpage.



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