CONFÉRENCE : L’ASTRONOMIE AU TEMPS DE RICHELIEU
Lecture by Olivier Sauzereau, astrophotographer and science historian.
Richelieu died in 1642, the same year as Galileo, probably the most famous astronomer in history. This lecture will provide an opportunity to rediscover the incredible period from the last third of the 16th century to the middle of the 17th century, generally referred to as the "Copernican revolution". From the astonishing astronomer Tycho Brahe, nicknamed the Man with the Golden Nose, to Galileo, we also discover the figures of a number of great French scientists, including Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Pereisc, Pierre Gassendi and Father Mersenne. A whole generation, contemporary with that of Richelieu, at the origin of modern astronomy.
This lecture, organised by the Luçon Patrimoine Histoire Richelieu association, will be followed by a cocktail reception.
- Types : conference
Prices / opening times
- Basic price : 5,00 € - participation
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- Cheques and postal orders
|20h30 to 22h30