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SMP 11/3/07 | Four Myths of the Copernican Revolution | Speaker: Owen Gingerich

Saturday, November 3, 2007
12:00 AM
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!

Detailed Information
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.

Contact Information
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437