Come and explore the attitudes and involvement of the Astronomers Royal in the extraterrestrial life debate, from the Reverend John Flamsteed in the late 17th century to Lord Martin Rees of Ludlow in the present day. Which Astronomer Royal believed that the earth was hollow and inhabited by intelligent beings? Who warned against sending radio signals into outer space just in case any of the aliens receiving the signal wanted to eat us? Discover the answers and find out more in this light hearted lecture set against an historical backdrop of the developing debate.
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Added by salmond on February 26, 2009