History of the Stars @ U-M: original Galileo, Kepler, Copernicus Manuscripts!

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Hatcher Graduate Library

913 S University Ave · Ann Arbor, MI

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*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.*

University of Michigan Special Collections After Hours: History of the Stars

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Light refreshments will be provided

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library SOUTH
Special Collections, 6th floor
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Come see highlights from the Library's extraordinary collection of manuscripts and early printed books describing the early history of astrology and astronomy.

These holdings range from ancient papyri to richly illustrated books that made possible the scientific revolution in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including first editions of the works of Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler.

One of the most impressive highlights of the collection is a one-page manuscript where Galileo himself recorded his observations of the moons of Jupiter for the very first time.

This event is part of Special Collections After Hours, a monthly open house series sharing highlights from the many books, documents, and artifacts held in the Special Collections Research Center.

Each event is open to everyone and will offer a new group of themed materials for visitors to explore.

Open houses are held on the second Tuesday of each month during the academic year.