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Wednesday, August 16, 2017



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029


$35 (or $100 for the entire series)

Please note this event is Sold Out. To join the waitlist please click here

Join us for an observation of the Academy Library's star books (pun intended), where we'll discuss planetary motion, Zodiac Man, horoscopes, and the mysteries of the cosmos.

17th-century Protestant minister Nicholas Billingslye differentiated between astronomy and astrology poetically—and economically—when he wrote that astrology demonstrated "the wars effects and force, / Astronomy, their measure, motions, course." For centuries before, the distinction was much blurrier. Early Modern Europe's philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, and physicians turned their eyes skyward, taking cues for their own scientific inquiries from the stars and the planets. 

In this three-part series of Wednesday evening sessions throughout 2017, we'll explore The New York Academy of Medicine's collections in the intimate after-hours setting of its beautiful Drs. Barri and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room, guided by two of its stewards.

Join us for one, or all three of the sessions.  



Event series:
Atlas Obscura