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SHA Spring Conference in Cambridge (22nd April)

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jambouk    1,140

We are having our Spring Conference in Cambridge on the 22nd April, open to non-members. The programme can be found here:

https://societyforthehistoryofastronomy.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/sha-spring-con-april-2017.pdf

 

Talks include:

Howard Carlton - “John Pringle Nichol, the Nebular Hypothesis and 19th Century Cosmogony”

Dr James Hannam - “Dancing to the Music of the Spheres: Medieval Visions of the Heavens”

Dr Simon Mitton – “The History of Planetary Science - Discovering the Dynamic Planet Beneath our feet"

Dr Stewart Moore - “Charles Messier – From Birth to Death”

Mark Robinson SHA – “George With – Mirror Maker”

 

To book a place contact Dennis Osborne: meetings@shastro.org.uk

 

James

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JeremyS    364

That's an excellent line-up of speakers, James. Should be a great day out!

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Mark at Beaufort    2,540

James that looks a fantastic programme I really must try to attend. Thanks for the links and email of Dennis Osborne.

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