Oct. 30, 2007

Astronomer to discuss science and religion, Nov. 14

Harvard University astronomer Owen Gingerich will deliver the inaugural Robert and Mabel Beggs Lecture on Science, Spirituality and Society, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Statler Auditorium.

Gingerich, professor emeritus of astronomy and the history of science at Harvard, is renowned in his field as a leading authority on the 17th-century German astronomer Johannes Kepler and the 16th-century cosmologist Nicholas Copernicus. Gingerich's work includes the book "God's Universe" and such essays as "Is the Cosmos All There Is?"

The Beggs Lecture is sponsored by Cornell United Religious Work (CURW), the Department of Science and Technology Studies, the Religious Studies Program and Chesterton House, a Christian studies center affiliated with CURW.