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The Ancient Discovery that the Moon Shines with Reflected Light

Monday 6th September 2021

6:30 to 8pm

Presented by Rick Benitez.

Rick Benitez is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Sydney and he has extensively researched and published about the ancient philosophers, classics and ancient history. He is also an amateur astronomer and enjoys observing astronomical events as well as contemplating the origins of our knowledge about them. In this presentation he will give an insight into the past through the story of an ancient philosopher's discovery of how the Moon shines.


Members will be sent a Zoom link. Not a member? Email sydneycityskywatchers@gmail.com to request to join the society, or this event.


Image: Anaxagoras (Eduard Lebiedzki / Public Domain)