Everyone is familiar with the legendary Christmas Star, but there was a much more important new star, which was not fiction. It is called Tycho’s Supernova and it appeared in November 1572 and sped up a revolution in Astronomy. It prompted Queen Elizabeth the First to summon mathematicians and astronomers to explain its appearance, and caused friction between leaders in the Ming Dynasty.
Roy Gunson from the Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society will be giving an informal talk at The Royal Oak, about this new star and how it caused us to entirely rethink our view of the “heavens”.
Come and join him for a pint or a G&T and some fascinating astronomical facts