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2 of December, 2013

The Smithsonian Libraries is pleased to present the 20th Annual Dibner Library Lecture: Copernicus and the Astrologers, Featuring Robert S. Westman.
 Thursday, December 12, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Reception to follow
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium,
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th and F Streets NW Washington, DC 20004 RSVP at 202-633-2241 or SILRSVP@si.edu
Event is free and open to the public.
More info on our blog.

image from  Johannes Hevelius
Machinae Coelestis Pars Prior [and Posterior][Celestial machines, or astronomical instruments] , 1673-79 
Four male figures (including Tycho Brahe, Copernicus, and possibly Ptolemy and Aristotle) contemplate a celestial globe, surrounded by allegorical figures.

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