Mapping the heavens gives a highly readable insiders view of recent discoveries in astronomy with unusual attention to the instruments used and the human drama of the scientists alan lightman author of the accidental universe and einsteins dream. In mapping the heavens she stands back and presents a broad picture of our slow advance in measuring and then interpreting the complexity of the universe considering humanity in relation to the universe natarajan explains that we have very little idea of where we are going. This talk serves as a fitting introduction to her book mapping the heavens the radical scientific ideas that reveal the cosmos which is set to release in april 2016. Mapping the heavens provides a solid summary for the layman of the current state of cosmology and our understanding of the universe and its component parts its bolstered by a friendly and slighty quirky narrative voice which attempts to be inclusive in its telling. Mapping the heavens the radical scientific ideas that reveal the cosmos astrophysicist priyamvada natarajan guides you through the biggest questions in modern astrophysics and their surprising answers 700pm to 830pm mapping the heavens sp s on s so s red s september 4 2016
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