Galileo lecture

Dr. Allan Chapman, a history of science scholar - especially astronomy - from Oxford, is giving a lecture to the Macclesfield Astronomical Society this coming Saturday. The talk is titled "Galileo - the Martyr who brought his own Firewood" and starts at 8pm in the lecture room at Jodrell Bank. It should be good as Dr. Chapman is an animated and eloquent speaker who can talk for a full lecture without stopping to look at any notes. I first saw him doing the Channel 4 programme Gods in the Sky which, perhaps suprisingly these days, had virtually no computer graphics. Oxford University has a webcast of a lecture he gave on "Science at Oxford in the 17th Century" so you can get an idea of his lecture style.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Thursday 06th Jan 2005 (11:40 UTC) | Permalink
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