Harvard Science Book Talk: Marcia Bartusiak (Oct. 17 @6:00pm)

October 2, 2018
Book cover and portrait of Marcia Bartusiak

Marcia Bartusiak

Professor of the Practice of the Graduate Program in Science Writing, MIT

"Dispatches from Planet 3: Thirty-Two (Brief) Tales on the Solar System, the Milky Way, and Beyond"

Multiple award‑winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak will talk about her new books, which explores the galaxy, the multiverse, and the history of astronomy in an engaging compilation of cosmological “tales”. In its thirty‑two concise and engrossing essays, the book provides a deeper understanding of the nature of the universe and those who strive to uncover its mysteries. Bartusiak shares the back stories for many momentous astronomical discoveries, including the contributions of such pioneers as Beatrice Tinsley and her groundbreaking research in galactic evolution, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the scientist who first discovered radio pulsars.

The talk is free and open to the public

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LECTURE

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @6:00PM
Science Center Hall D
One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

BOOK SIGNING

@7:15PM
Cabot Science Library

The talks are sponsored by the Harvard Division of Science and Cabot Science Library in collaboration with Harvard Book Store.