Lecture in Grand Rapids

Lecture in Grand Rapids – February 11, 2017
Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, will be speaking at the Chaffee Planetarium as part of the two-day events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 disaster presented by the Grand Valley State University in association with the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium and Grand Rapids Public Museum.
“Discarded Worlds, Astronomical Ideas that were Almost Correct”
Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ
Director of the Vatican Observatory
Chaffee Planetarium
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Theme of the presentation:  Astronomy is more than just observing; it’s making sense of those observations. A good theorist needs to blend a knowledge of what’s being observed with a good imagination, with no fear of being wrong. Many key astronomers of the past rose to the challenge, and they were “almost” correct, which is to say, they were wrong … sometimes hilariously, sometimes heartbreakingly so. What lessons can 21st century astronomers take from these discarded images of the universe?
Tickets are available on the Grand Rapids Public Museum website at http://www.grpm.org/
To know more about all the events please see: http://www.gvsu.edu/rogerthat/
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