Galileo’s World spring 2016 events

Originally posted at, the now-discontinued blog of the OU History of Science Collections. Neither this post nor any of its content should be taken as an official communication of the University of Oklahoma.

Hold the date:

Changing of exhibits:

Galileo’s World Speakers Series at the Sam Noble
(7 p.m. on 2nd Thursdays each month, with Skywatch afterward hosted by the Lunar Sooners):

  • January 14: The Story behind the Tower of Pisa exhibit, College of Engineering.
  • February 11: The Story behind “The Quest for Other Worlds” exhibit, Jared Buss.
  • March 10: “Celestial Spheres and Torrid Zones: Medieval and Renaissance Views of the Cosmos,” Peter Barker and Kathleen Crowther.
  • April 14: “The telescope and the scientific revolution. Looking at the world with new eyes,” Rienk Vermij.

Galileo’s World Speakers Series at the National Weather Center
(7 p.m. on 1st Tuesdays each month, featuring JPL scientists, with food and reception at 6:30 p.m.):

Special events:

  • Galileo’s World Symposium, Feb 25, 2016: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (free lunch included with RSVP)
    • Paolo Galluzzi (Museo Galileo): The Galileo//thec@ Digital research library
    • Bro. Guy Consolmagno (Vatican Observatory), Galileo as Scientist
    • Theresa Marks (OU College of Engineering), The OU Leaning Tower of Pisa replica project
    • Nick Wilding (Georgia State University), “Forging the Moon: or, How to Spot a Fake Galileo”
    • Tony Hey (VP of Microsoft Research Connections, a division of Microsoft Research, until 2014), The Nature of Innovation
  • Midwest Junto for the History of Science, April 1-3, 2016.

Galileo’s World reprise exhibits:
September 2016 through May 2017 (Bizzell Library, 5th floor).

Events subject to change. Consult the Galileo’s World Events (exhibit website) for more information.

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