Heavenly Imperfection: Galileo's Discovery of Sunspots

Date: 

Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30am to 4:30pm

See also: Other

Location: 

Riesman Center for Harvard Hillel • Rosovsky Hall • Room: Beren Hall 52 Mount Auburn Street • Cambridge

Heavenly Imperfection: Galileo's Discovery of Sunspots

Friday, October 4, 2013

A conference cosponsored by the Consulate General of Italy in Boston, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities at Harvard, and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard                                      

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Riesman Center for Harvard Hillel • Rosovsky Hall • Room: Beren Hall

52 Mount Auburn Street • Cambridge 

CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS:

Peter Galison, Harvard University

Mario Biagioli, UC Davis School of Law

"Moving images for unstable objects: Galileo's pictorial engagement with Change”

Paolo Galluzzi, Museo Galileo, Institute and Museum of the History of Science

"Spotted Felines and Spotted Sun. The Lincei and Galileo's Istoria"

Franco Giudice, University of Bergamo

"Conforme alle posizioni de i Pitagorici e del Copernico":

Galileo's cosmological view from Sidereus to the Letters on Sunspots

Albert Van Helden, Rice University and University of Utrecht 

"Sunspots after Galileo and Scheiner"

Eileen Reeves, Princeton University 

"Summer School: Galileo's Research Agenda of June 1612"

Nick Wilding, Georgia State University 

“Science, Intercepted”

"THE GREATEST WITNESS"

Theatrical Reflections on the Solar Spots

A performance by students of the American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training

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5:00 pm

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE, "Galileo’s Muse" by "Listening to History"

Science Center – Lecture Hall A • 1 Oxford Street

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

RECEPTION

Special Exhibitions Gallery, Science Center 251

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/heavenly-imperfection-galileos-discovery-sunspots

Seating is limited.