Back to Volume
Paper: Keynote Address: Science Since the Medicean Stars and the Beagle
Volume: 431, Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future
Page: 3
Authors: Partridge, B.; Hillenbrand, L. A.; Grinspoon, D.
Abstract: In 2009, the world celebrates both the International Year of Astronomy (IYA), commemorating the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first observations of the heavens with his telescope, and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his Origin of Species, a key impetus for the 2009 Year of Science. In this keynote address, the three presenters (distinguished scientists themselves) will reflect on how these recent centuries of astronomical and scientific discovery have changed our perspectives about the universe, the natural world, and ourselves—and underpin our education and public outreach efforts to help ensure continued scientific advance in the future.
Back to Volume