Lecture opens 10th Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop

Author: Carol C. Bradley


“Three Astronomers Philosophize: Ptolemy, Kepler, and Rees” a lecture by Liba Taub, director and curator of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science at the University of Cambridge, takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday July 6, in the Jordan Hall digital visualization theater.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the opening event of the 10th Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop.

The biennial workshop, which this year focuses on the philosophy of astronomy, takes place on campus July 6 through 10, including a one-day trip to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Matthew Dowd, manuscript editor at University of Notre Dame Press, organizes the conference.

The Graduate Program in the History and Philosophy of Science and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts in the College of Arts and Letters help support the workshop, which typically attracts 60 to 65 scholars.