Kielder Observatory Podcast

Dr Jarita Holbrook - Cultural Astronomy

Listen on

Episode notes

In this month's episode Ian Brannan, and astronomers Dan Pye & Ellie Macdonald  explore the relationship between humans and the night sky, with cultural astronomy expert Dr Jarita Holbrook. 

Since the dawn of time humans have gazed into the night sky, with many civilisations drawing their own inspiration and meaning from what they saw. Timeless stories, even whole religions has been formed from the inspiration the universe has given particularly in times of great turbulence and upheaval.

We also look at some of the great space superstitions held by various civilisations and cultures around the globe too.

Plus we have a look at the latest news from Kielder Observatory, and who to look out for in the night sky over the coming final few weeks of 2022.

See for privacy information.