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Fireside Chat ‘A Case for Curiosity’

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm GMT

Henry P. Bowditch’s “artificial waterfall” from c. 1893 (CHSI-WJ0216).

Presented by Sara J. Schechner, the David P. Wheatland Curator of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University.

The microscope of a literary legend; a philosopher’s bathing suit; stolen chemicals; and the nose cone of a missile given as a Valentine’s Day gift. These curiosities seem completely disparate, but they are all part of the Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. Join the curator for a history of the collection and some of the stories told by its tantalizing objects.

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Date:
December 10
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm GMT
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On-line, for SIS-members only.

Organiser

Louise Devoy
Email:
events@scientificinstrumentsociety.org
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