6:30 pm Meet and Greet (light refreshments)
7:00 pm General Meeting
Galileo, Kepler and the Harmony of the Spheres
Presented by William Ashworth, Associate Professor of History at UMKC and Consultant for the History of Science at the Linda Hall Library
The presentation will discuss Galileo and Kepler as contemporaries, both ardent Copernicans. But they could not have been more different in their intellectual makeup. Galileo was an empiricist, and wanted to sort out the world order with his senses. Kepler was a Platonist, and wanted to discover the principles of the cosmos with his mind. Both approaches, it turned out, were indispensable, and the Copernican revolution would probably not have progressed very far without the contributions of both.
Ashworth curated the Linda Hall Library exhibitions Out of This World: The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas and The Face of the Moon: From Galileo to Apollo.
Date: Saturday, 2/25/2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Royall Hall, UMKC, 800 E 52nd St, Kansas City, MO 64106