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09:00 - 18:45 20 May 2011
'The Harmony of the Sphere': Kant and Herschel on the universe and the astronomical phenomena followed by 'The Harmony of the Spheres: A Concert'
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre |
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT |
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential
Hsiang-Fu Huang, UCL
Brigitte Falkenburg, TU Dortmund
Gary Banham, Manchester Metropolitan University
Gary Mathlin, University of Bath
Jonathan Everett, UCL
Michael Hoskin, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge
Michael Rowan-Robinson, Imperial College London
The international workshop highlights Kant's and Herschel's cosmology from different perspectives. Kant's view of the universe is grounded on philosophical principles, whereas Herschel's view is informed by observations and by his activity as a composer. The workshop explores these different approaches, as well as the shared background of experimental sciences.
Following the session, at 7pm will be 'The Harmony of the Spheres: A Concert' where the works of William Herschel will be performed by Sara Stowe and Matthew Spring, there will also be an exhibition presented by the UK Herschel Team – Department of Physics and Astronomy (UCL).
Silvia De Bianchi
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