Michael D. Lemonick

January 9, 2018

7:30 PM, Peyton Hall

The January 2018 meeting of the AAAP is on the 9th at 7:30 PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. Parking is available in the lot across the street from Peyton Hall.

The talk is by Michael D. Lemonick on his book “The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos”. While William Herschel is mostly known to the public for his discovery of Uranus, this is one of the least important contributions he made to astronomy. In fact, working with his sister Caroline, he single-handedly invented the modern science of astronomy, along with discovering infrared radiation—accomplishments that are all the more remarkable given that he had no formal training in astronomy or science but was instead a (very accomplished) professional musician for the first half of his life.

After the meeting there will be a book signing.

There will not be a meet-the-speaker dinner this month.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!