PACHSmörgåsbord: Exhibitions

Friday, January 22, 2010

Building a Temple to Galileo

The main point of this short post is to draw attention to some nice on-line exhibits at the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence. The museum is currently being renovated and will reopen as the “Museo Galileo,” which prompted the post’s title.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/22 at 11:35 AM

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

HoS Micropost: Matteo Ricci’s World Map

A quick pointer to an article about Matteo Ricci’s World Map from 1602, the first Chinese map to name the Americas. The map will be on display for the next three months.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/20 at 02:42 PM

Monday, January 18, 2010

HoS Micropost: Newton and the Apple (redux)

If you prefer the style of the Guardian, they too have an article on Newton and his apple, and The Royal Society’s Turning the Pages™ gallery. This post also includes links to the British Library’s and the Wellcome Library’s Turning the Pages™ galleries.

UPDATE: This post now also includes a link to the New Scientist article about Newton’s apple.
UPDATE #2: Links to the articles in Scientific American and in the NY Times.
UPDATE #3: Now this is just silly—link to the BBC News story and to the History Today article.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/18 at 08:03 AM

Sunday, January 17, 2010

HoS Micropost: Newton and the Apple

A quick pointer to an article in the Independent about Newton and the apple as well as a link to the Royal Society’s Turning the Pages™ on-line exhibition.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/17 at 10:27 PM

Friday, January 15, 2010

On-line Exhibition: The Mind of Leonardo

The Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence has a nice new exhibit on Leonardo da Vinci. The myth of Leonardo continues to grow.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/15 at 10:13 AM

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

HoS Micropost: Harry Potter and Renaissance Magic

The National Library of Medicine has a nice exhibition on Harry Potter and Renaissance science and magic. Sadly, the traveling exhibition is not coming to Philadelphia, so be content with the on-line version.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/06 at 02:40 PM

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


A wishlist for the history of science in and around Philadelphia.

Posted by Anke on 11/11 at 12:05 PM

Sunday, October 18, 2009

HoS Micropost: The Art of Scientific Imaging

An article in today’s The Independent reports on the artistic aspects of scientific imaging and the 2009 Wellcome Institute’s Image Awards. The article raises some questions about the artistic understanding of these images. There are also some scientific questions that could be raised.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/18 at 11:11 PM

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chemistry made Art: Rebecca Kamen’s Elemental Garden

Rebecca Kamen’s Art: a periodic table transformed into an ‘elemental garden’. Now on display at the Greater Reston Arts Center.

Posted by Anke on 10/12 at 12:43 PM

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What is a Historienne to do?

The tale of a Historienne of Science who has too many options when it comes to entertainment.

Posted by Anke on 09/23 at 02:45 PM

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