Originally posted at ouhos.org, 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:
- Dec 17: OU-Tulsa exhibit closes: “The Scientific Revolution” (Schusterman Library).
- Jan 4: Sam Noble exhibit opens: “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.”
- Jan 17: Sam Noble exhibit closes: “The Academy of the Lynx and the Natural History of the Americas.”
- Jan 21: Fred Jones exhibit opens: “An Artful Observation of the Cosmos.” Public lecture by Eileen Reeves at 7 p.m., followed by an opening reception.
- Feb 2: Opening reception for two new exhibits at the NWC: “Galileo and Kepler,” and “Space Science after Galileo.”
- Feb ?: Health Sciences Campus exhibit, “Galileo and Anatomy” closes; “Galileo and Health Care” opens (Bird Library).
- Feb 6: Sam Noble exhibit opens: “Galileo and Microscopy.”
- April 3: Fred Jones exhibits close.
- April 15: Health Sciences Campus exhibit closes; Headington Hall “Galileo and Sports” exhibit closes.
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.):
- Dec 10: “Mars in the Age of Space Exploration,” by Richard Zurek, Chief Scientist of the Mars Program Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
- Spring: tba
- 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
- Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program OSLEP Seminar March 14-18, 2016: Mark Peterson, “Galileo, Renaissance Science, and the Arts” (author of Galileo’s Muse: Renaissance Mathematics and the Arts).
- 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.