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A Field for Women's Work: Arnold Arboretum Free Members-Only Lecture

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

(Originally scheduled for 2/26)

Speaker: Dava Sobel, Author and Science Reporter

In the late 19th century, botany was the science generally deemed acceptable for a woman to pursue. At the Harvard College Observatory, however, women were welcomed as computers, observers, and discoverers of new celestial phenomena. They attracted international attention as they created a taxonomy for the stars and found a way to measure distances across space.

Dava Sobel, author of The Glass Universe, Galileo's Daughter, and Longitude among others, will speak about the women of the Observatory, their careers devoted to the heavens, and their passions encompassing plants and all things natural.

Part of the Director's Lecture Series.

Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): 7:00pm
Cost: Free, but registration required. Members only.
Phone: 617-384-5277

Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
All information is subject to change.

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