Popular Astronomy in 19th-Century Philadelphia

Code: LH22806

Dates: March 19, 2024

Meets: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Lower Merion High School

Course Fee: $39.00

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TV astronomers and space telescopes bring us glimpses of our universe daily. What did Philadelphians know in the 1800s, an era of great popularity for astronomy? Learn of the journalist who wrote the most popular guide to astronomy in America; the first professional woman astronomer and comet discoverer; and a Civil War general who was the Carl Sagan of his time. Conclude with an 1870s observing night with a virtual telescope!
Fee: $39.00
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Lower Merion High School

315 E Montgomery Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
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Robert Hicks

Instructor: Robert D. Hicks, PhD is an independent scholar of the history of science and medicine, former director of the Mütter Museum of Philadelphia, and naval officer. He has worked with museum-based education and exhibits for four decades, primarily as a consultant to historic sites and museums.



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