UK: London (Crystal Palace)

Antenna Café
Haynes Lane (entrance at the top of Bedwardine Road)
Crystal Palace
London SE19 3AN
First Tuesday of the month, 8pm
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3 July 2018: Easter Island: a scientific perspective. Speaker: Audrey Brown.


Easter Island is the most remote inhabited island in the world, 3700 km off the coast of Chile. Come and hear about it from a scientific perspective. Geology: why is there an island there? Biology: where did all the palm trees go? Chemistry: how did early colonisers improve the soil fertility? Physics: how might they have moved the giant carved statues? 

About the speaker: Audrey Brown lives in Cumbria and has taught various wide-ranging science courses for the Open University. Now she has retired, she is able to indulge her love of visiting faraway places, and looking at them from a scientific perspective.


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