PACHSmörgåsbord: Exhibitions

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Astrology and Medicine at the College of Physicians

An exhibition at the College of Physicians highlights the close connection between astrology and medicine.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/29 at 11:39 PM

Sunday, September 09, 2012

A LEGO Turing Machine?

LEGOs seem to be a favorite building material for science geeks everywhere. This time, they’ve constructed a Turing Machine.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/09 at 11:41 AM

Monday, October 17, 2011

“You are Here”—A Special Exhibition on Maps

Haverford College is about to open a exhibition on maps from Magill Library’s Special Collections. I was asked to write the caption for one of the maps, James C. Prichard’s ethnographic maps the accompany his Natural History of Man.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/17 at 10:49 PM

Friday, April 08, 2011

The Accidental Collection:  Ephemeral Publications from the Philadelphia Anti-Nuclear Movement

Several boxes of material that I collected while attending Temple University in the early 1980s are now housed at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst

Posted by Paul Halpern on 04/08 at 10:30 AM

Secundum Artem:  Selected Works of Art and Design from the University of the Sciences Collection

The Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy is housing a special exhibit about the artistic aspects of medical, scientific and pharmaceutical devices.  The exhibit will close on May 27.

Posted by Paul Halpern on 04/08 at 10:30 AM

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Monument to Kopernik, a.k.a. Copernicus

Another history of science site in Philadelphia is the memorial sculpture to Nicolaus Copernicus. The sculpture was commissioned to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Copernicus’s birth.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 11/20 at 10:53 PM

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Reconstructing the History of Science, in LEGOs

Andrew Carol reconstruct historical scientific instruments using LEGOs. Amusing in a nerdy sort of way.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 08/10 at 10:46 PM

Thursday, July 08, 2010

History of Science in Philadelphia—The E.D. Cope Residence

Edward Drinker Cope’s townhouses still stand on the corner of Pine and 21st streets. The plaque in front clearly marks them for the few passers by to see.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 07/08 at 10:56 PM

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Monument to Joseph Priestley

Tucked away in a side alley in Philadelphia is a monument to Joseph Priestley.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/26 at 11:25 AM

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Choleric Cope: An Exhibition Panel on Edward Drinker Cope

My recent exhibition panel on Edward Drinker Cope, in which I try to capture his irascible personality and arrogance.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 05/07 at 10:30 PM

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