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01/13/2014

Reaching for the stars ‒ How religion boosted astronomy in the pre-modern age

Junior researchers launch exhibition at Tübingen Uni Museum – The search for God alongside fascination with the heavens

A new exhibition at Tübingen University Museum shows how astrology and astronomy went hand-in-hand in medieval times. The show, conceived by PhD students in the research training group “religious knowledge in pre-modern Europe,” uses documents such as works by Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) and Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) to demonstrate that Christian teachings contributed to the discovery of new astronomical knowledge.

Special exhibition: Nach den Sternen greifen ‒ Vormoderne Astronomie und Astrologie zwischen Religion und Naturkunde/ Reaching for the stars – Pre-modern Astronomy and Astrology between religion and natural science

24 January – 23 March 2014

Tübingen University Museum, Hohentübingen Castle
Burgsteige 11, 72070 Tübingen

Wed – Sun: 10 am-5 pm
Thurs: 10 am – 7 pm

Adults €5, concessions €3, free to Tübinger students

www.unimuseum.de
www.uni-tuebingen.de/museum-schloss

Contact:

Dr. Britta Bussmann
University of Tübingen
Catholic Theology
Research Training Group 1662 Religious Knowledge
Phone: +49 7071 29-78064
britta.bussmann[at]uni-tuebingen.de

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Director
Antje Karbe
Press Officer
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Fax +49 7071 29-5566
antje.karbe[at]uni-tuebingen.de
www.uni-tuebingen.de/aktuell
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