The end of the world in 2012? Science communication and science scares
5.30pm - 6.00pm
Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS, University of Oxford
21st December 2012 marks an ending of the Mayan calendar and is asserted by some to mark the end of the world. This scare is examined from an astronomical point of view, followed by some reflections on what the scare tells us about the communication of science.
Professor Bell Burnell was awarded the Michael Faraday Prize Lecture in 2010. This lecture is the annual Royal Society's Michael Faraday Prize Lecture for 2011.
Attendance is free, with seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
If you cannot make the lecture, then you can also watch a live webcast of the event. Full details can be found at the URL below.