Well just in case you are not on the "Our Cosmos" meetup site, I've posted the reference and some of the details for this upcoming lecture, which you might want to consider, by Dava Sobel at Chapman University on April 3, 2017 at 7:00PM. If you follow some of Dana's books you will be familiar with "Longitude" (The story of time keeping and finding longitude at sea), "Galileo's Daughter" (Historical memoir from Galileo's daughter), and "The Glass Universe" (How the ladies of Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars) and other popular descriptions of scientific topics. She always tells a pretty good and informative story of these historic scientific discoverers and events.
You can check the details at the Chapman University website for their Distinguished Lecture in Arts series or just signup for getting similar early notices of many other similar events by going to the Meetup site https://www.meetup.com/Our-Cosmos/
See you there
Until next time
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