Join Odyssey Dramatic Presentations, for a beautifully illustrated talk accompanied by music, props and presented with 18th century flair in the exact setting of the Lunar Society.
Andrew Lound tells the story of the Lunar Society’s interests in astronomy based on personal research that has revealed some surprising facts including the influence of Boulton, James Watt, James Keir, Joseph Priestley, Josiah Wedgwood and Erasmus Darwin on scientific instrument makers and astronomers.
The Lunar Society was one of the most influential groups in the 18th century, no aspect of science and industry was overlooked at their monthly dinner parties. Although the development of the steam engine and coinage production became the main focus for Matthew Boulton, he had developed a passion for astronomy employing his own telescope maker.
- 6.30pm - Illustrated talk in the Lunar Room
- 8pm - A chance to view the house
- 8.30pm - Close
Tickets £15 per person. Pre-booking essential.