Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research

Moon Life Stories: Psychogeography beyond Earth

With James Attlee, Robert Massey, and Alexandra Loske

Date: Thursday 13 December 2018
Time: 16.00-17.30
Venue: Room 4, Language Learning Centre, Arts A, University of Sussex, BN1 9QN

Free, all welcome, no need to book, disabled access

We celebrated the winter shine and sparkle in exploring lives lived with and under the Moon. There were seasonal drinks and nibbles.

Writer James Attlee explored what humanity loses in the perpetual day of contemporary society, drawing from his acclaimed Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight. We followed by considering the Moon’s own history, from its violent birth to the moon landings, to a red Moon at the time of climate change. 

Proudly featuring art historian and CLHLWR researcher Dr Alexandra Loske in conversation with Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Director at the Royal Astronomical Society, who celebrated the launch of their beautiful new book Moon: Art, Science, Culture.

Sussex University astrophysicist Dr Darren Baskill offered a response and set up a telescope outside the Language Centre, throught which guests were invited to look at the Moon. Luckily, whether conditions were perfect, and we even took photographs of the Moon through the telescope.

Impressions of the event:

Moon Life Stories with James Attlee, Robert Massey, Alexandra Loske and Darren Baskill

   Moon cover Alexandra Loske Robert Massey   James Attlee Nocturne UK edition