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Slightly Off Topic: Adler Planetarium Lecture Announcement

If you live in Chicago, you might be interested in the following lecture to be given later this month: ————————————————————12th Annual Roderick S. Webster Memorial Lecture“Greek Astronomers and the Ancient Public”~ ~Speaker: Dr. Alexander JonesProfessor of the History of the Exact Sciences in AntiquityInstitute for the Study of the Ancient WorldNew York University Wednesday, Sept 23, 20096:00 p.m. Universe TheaterAdler Planetarium1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago Between about 200 B.C.E. and 200 C.E., Greek astronomers learned how to explain and predict the appearances and motions of the heavenly bodies with remarkable precision. At the same time, they took great interest Read more