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THE SULTAN, THE STARS, AND THE LAND’S SLOW DRIFT

September 6 → 9:00 pm10:00 pm

£3 – £5
Howie Firth is joined by young Uzbek television presenters Savlat Rashidov and Sharofat Makhmudova to tell the story of Ulugh Beg of Uzbekistan, grandson of the conquering nomadic leader Tamerlane, who built the finest observatory of the age and turned Samarkand into a cultural city of learning. The observatory’s meridian line was so precise that it gives a measure of continental drift.

In collaboration with the National Association of Electronic Mass Media in Uzbekistan and with the support of EventScotland

 

Details

Date:
September 6
Time:
9:00 pm ─ 10:00 pm
Cost:
£3 – £5
Event Category:

Venue

Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall