Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore of Virginia has scheduled its next seminar, “Are You a Copernican?” The free 90-minute seminar will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3 in the Lecture Hall of the Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA 23410.
Van Smith will lead the Seminar and aims to enable the attendees to follow Copernicus in his restatement of an ancient idea of Aristarchus that the Sun is the center of the Solar System, so that they can know not just that the Earth moves, but at any given moment, where. Attendees are urged to bring a sketch pad and pencil, as we will be going over drawings which may make this very difficult perception possible.
Smith attended Shattuck School, Claremont McKenna College, Yale University, and the Jung Institute. He resides on the Eastern Shore after many years in California.
These seminars are occasionally rescheduled or postponed on short notice. Prospective attendees are urged to check the Seminar’s website (www.SciPhi.org) shortly before a scheduled date.
Science and Philosophy Seminar is an informally organized group that meets more or less regularly to explore and discuss a wide array of topics, ranging from philosophical speculation to scientific research. All Seminars are open to the public. Admission is free.