Saturday, November 1, 2008

Beautiful Science

If you live in or near San Marino, California, stop by the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens to see their new permanent exhibit -- opening today! -- entitled "Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World". This exhibit examines how scientific knowledge has advanced over time -- sometimes with great leaps of insight -- by focusing on four areas of scientific study: astronomy, natural history, medicine, and light. Look for manuscripts, letters, and books highlighting great achievements by Ptolemy, Copernicus, Newton, Darwin, and Einstein. There is also a companion educational program available for middle and high school students. Key features of this exhibit are neatly described in Dibner Highlights (this is a .pdf file).

For more information about the Huntington, you can visit Admission, Hours, and General Information or contact: publicinformation [at] huntington [dot] org.

4 comments:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I like the walking house!

Hilokid said...

Thanks for the note! I'm the curator of the exhibit. It's been very well-received and has gotten great local and national press in the past few days. It was truly a team effort, which is how Huntington exhibits always work best. Come, and plan to stay for a while -- there's a great deal to see and do. -Daniel Lewis, Ph.D. / Dibner Senior Curator of the History of Science & Technology / The Huntington

jublke said...

Robert, I like the walking house, too. It's fun to imagine a whole herd of them walking down the street. :)

jublke said...

Thanks for stopping by, Hilokid. I wish that I lived closer so that I could check it out! The descriptions were quite intriguing.