Culture and Cosmos is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the history of astrology and cultural astronomy published in association with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Vol 18 no 2 (Autumn/Winter 2014 will be published in July/August 2016. Vol. 19 (2015) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2013 Sophia Centre conference on Celestial Magic and is scheduled for publication in September/October 2016. Vol. 20 (2016) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2014 Sophia Centre conference on the Marriage of Heaven and Earth.

Volume 16

The Invisible Universe

Michael Rowan-Robinson


With our own eyes we can see the night sky of the stars, planets and the Milky Way, the arena of pre-telescopic astronomy. Modern optical telescopes have opened up the universe of galaxies and we are familiar with the superb images of the Hubble Space Telescope. But with the invisible wavelengths of radio, infrared and X-ray, a very different universe comes into view. The astronomy of the invisible wavelengths was inaugurated by William Herschel in 1800 but developed very slowly over the next 160 years. The past fifty years have seen an explosion in our understanding of this strange world.

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