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Early astronomical works on display
Released on September 02, 2006
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The Robert D. Farber Archives and Special Collections will host a Show & Tell session entitled "Universal Questions: Early Astronomical Works" on Friday, September 8, between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm in the Main Library (Goldfarb Level 2). While the Archives and Special Collections staff can't answer the burning question "Is Pluto really a planet or isn't it?" you'll be able to look at early astronomical works that struggled with similar questions about the universe. Stop by for an informal look at a 1541 edition of Ptolemy, a 1609 first edition of Johannes Kepler's Astronomia Nova, and A Discovery of a New World, or, A Discourse Tending to Prove that 'Tis Probable There My Be Another Habitable World in the Moon (1684), along with a few other examples of early works of astronomy.