Optics and ‘Natural Magic’ in the Renaissance

Most people know the story of Galileo and the telescope, but his marvelous new instrument was only one of many optical oddities and inventions that delighted and puzzled the Renaissance public. This lecture will examine the mirrors, lenses, and other wonderful objects that fascinated this famously visual age.

About the Series:

Saturday Scholars: A different game plan for autumn weekends.
You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.

Each lecture and Q&A is presented in the Snite Museum’s Annenberg Auditorium on a home football game Saturday. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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October 5, 2019

Art and HistoryScience and TechnologyRobert GouldingCollege of Arts and LettersHistoryTechnology