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The History of the Stars: An Introduction to Early Astronomy
The University of Michigan Library holds an extraordinary collection of manuscripts and early printed books describing the early history of astronomy. These holdings range from ancient papyri to richly illustrated books that made possible the scientific revolution in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including first editions of the works of Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. One of the most impressive highlights of the collection is a one-page manuscript where Galileo himself recorded his observations of the moons of Jupiter for the very first time. Attendants of this workshop will have the unique opportunity to examine closely these artifacts and learn how astronomical ideas were transmitted, read, and interpreted from antiquity through early modern Europe.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Science and Mathematics
Date(s) : 05/29/2020
Day of Week : Friday
Time : 10:00-11:30am
Location : Hatcher Graduate Library
Address : 919 S. University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Instructor : Alvarez Pablo
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED