After Hours in Special Collections: History of the Stars

Folio 121v from Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543). Nicolai Copernici Torinensis de revolutionibus orbium coelestium, Libri VI (Nuremberg: Johannes Petreius, 1543)

Folio 121v from Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543). Nicolai Copernici Torinensis de revolutionibus orbium coelestium, Libri VI (Nuremberg: Johannes Petreius, 1543)

You are invited to see highlights from the library's extraordinary collection of manuscripts and early printed books describing the early history of astrology and astronomy. Mark your calendars for this coming Tuesday (3/12/19; 4:00-7:00 pm.) The selection will range from ancient papyri to richly illustrated books that made possible the scientific revolution in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including first editions of the works of Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. One of the most impressive artifacts in the collection is a one-page manuscript where Galileo himself recorded his observations of the moons of Jupiter for the very first time. Curator Pablo Alvarez will give some remarks about the collection at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Date: 3/12/2019
Time: 4–7:00 p.m.
Location: Hatcher Graduate Library, Special Collections Research Center
Series: Special Collections After Hours
Event Type: Open House

Astrological Treatise. p. Mich. inv. 1. Karanis, Egypt; In Greek; 2nd c. AD. Columns 1-4. Papyrus; overall size of fragments 1-10 (col. I-XV) is ca. 23.8 x 140 cm.
Astrological Treatise.  P. Mich. inv. 1. Karanis, Egypt; In Greek; 2nd c. AD. Columns 1-4. Papyrus; overall size of fragments 1-10 (col. I-XV) is ca. 23.8 x 140 cm.