As Curator of the exceptional Kepler collection at the OU History of Science Collections, I’ve been invited to give talks on Kepler to various audiences, including the 2013 Okie-Tex star party at Black Mesa, Oklahoma. Much as with similar talks on Copernicus and Galileo, this is framed as if we were in the vaults of the OU History of Science Collections, turning the pages of the beautiful rare books together. The talks are an introduction to these astronomers through their works. They synthesize scholarship in the history of science, pitched for an interested public at about the same level as a lecture in a history of science survey class.
- Script (PDF)