Hello to all the people finding their way to my website after listening to my series Beneath the Night on BBC Radio 3. It is a great pleasure to have you here and I thank you so much for making the programme such a success. The ideas that I explore in the series come from a book that I have been working on for many years and that will be published by Guardian Faber Publishing this autumn. From the back cover:
"From stone age to space age, every human who has ever looked up at the night sky has seen the same stars in the same patterns. They reveal our entire history, as well as hinting at our ultimate fate. In Beneath the Night, Stuart Clark investigates this incredible relationship between humanity and the night sky. It is the story of a fascination that has shaped our scientific understanding of the universe; helped us navigate the terrestrial world; given us a place to project our hopes and fears; and provided inspiration for our poets, artists and philosophers. Above all, it is the story of what it is to be human."
If you would like to receive updates about the book and my other works, and the various speaking engagements I will be undertaking in support of the book's publication, please let me know via my contact form. Please also send me your responses and thoughts to the night sky, I'd be fascinated to hear them.
You can listen again to the series (for a limited time) on the BBC website, or via the BBC Sounds app.