Cork: "Chinese Sky Treasures" by Jean-Marc Bonnet-Bidaud
The Dunhuang Star Chart is a spectacular document relating to the history of astronomy which was brought back to light by a recent study from a group of scholars led by Dr. Jean-Marc Bonnet-Bidaud.
Jean-Marc Bonnet-Bidaud is an astrophysicist at the Astrophysical Department of the French Atomic Energy Commission (C.E.A.), a specialist in high energy astrophysics and in the study of highly condensed stars in the Galaxy (white dwarfs, neutrons stars and black holes).
To accompany this talk Blackrock Castle Observatory will also screen two films from CNRS images– the French National Agency for Scientific Research. The Dunhuang Star Chart is a documentary on the work carried out by Jean-Marc Bonnet-Bidaud and his team and the Draconids Encounter 2011 is a documentary on one of the most famous meteor showers, the Draconides, from the comet Giacobini-Zinner.
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