Deep Space Lecture: World images in the transition of time. An only child or a sibling after all?

Dr. Dietmar Hager

Wed Nov 30, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space
Price: 11,50 €
Price reduced: 9 €
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Solar system and planetary system: two terms that are often used synonymously in common parlance. And yet they mean completely different things. In this evening, Dr. Dietmar Hager will show you what distinguishes the two from each other. We will focus on the different dimensions that characterize both terms, and we will also put them into perspective a bit. We’ll take a look at how big our solar system actually is.  We will also take a look at history: What did our ancestors mean by solar system when they turned their gaze to the night sky? And if we deal with the terms, the dimensions and also some of the history, a question may not be missing. Does our sun have a partner star? Because: Although this one has not been found yet, it already carries the scary name of the Nemesis …

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