Saturday, November 3, 2007
170 & 182 Dennison Building
Speaker: Owen Gingerich, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and History of Science (Harvard)Did Copernicus' new system improve the accuracy of astronomical predictions? Did Kepler find the elliptical orbits by elaborate curve-fitting? Was Galileo a heretic? Find the truth behind hoary legends!
All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437