Wednesday, July 25-29, 2007
McKenna Center for Continuing Education
This year the workshop’s principal focus is the history of telescopes, although proposals in all areas of the history of astronomy are welcomed. The Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop typically attracts 60–65 scholars interested in the history of astronomy. The workshop will include a day at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago where participants will have the opportunity to view the collection, go on a behind-the-scenes tour and attend a plenary session. This year’s invited speaker will be Albert Van Helden, Professor of Science and Astronomy at the Institute for the History and Foundations of Science, University of Utrecht.