The 400th Anniversary of the Telescope

WEEK OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD

Saturday 31st October 2009
Place: National Museum Hall, at 13.00 o´clock.
Name in Icelandic: Þjóðminjasafn Íslands
Address: Suðurgötu 41, 101 Reykjavík


GALILEO GALILEI

400th anniversary of Galilean discoveries

A seminar about the various facets of his personality: scientific innovation, language renewal, new philosophical approach. The event is in English.

Lectures:
 

  • Þorsteinn Vilhjálmsson, Professor University of Iceland: Telescope and cosmology. Galileo between science and philosophy
  • Michael Segre, Università di Chieti e Pescara, Italy, History of Science: Galileo between science and theology yesterday and today
  • Stefano Rosatti, Univeristy of Iceland: Galileo Galilei: a new scientific language for Italian
  • Chair: Hjalti Snær Ægisson

Galileoscope and stargazing:
Sævar Helgi Bragason from Stjörnuskoðunarfélag will present the new telescope and lead the public into stargazing.

The event is organized by:

Department of Italian at the University of Iceland, The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of foreign languages and the Italian Embassy, Oslo

 

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