Saturday Scholar Series: "Optics and 'Natural Magic' in the Renaissance"


Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art (View on map )

A different game plan for autumn weekends. You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q&A is presented on a home game Saturday. Visit Saturday Scholar series for a complete listing.

Robert Goulding, Director, John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values
Director, History and Philosophy of Science Program

Most people know the story of Galileo and the telescope, but his marvelous new instrument was only one of many optical oddities and inventions that delighted and puzzled the Renaissance public. This lecture will examine the mirrors, lenses, and other wonderful objects that fascinated this famously visual age.

All lectures are free and open to the public. No tickets required.