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László Kontler - Maximilian Hell (1720-92): Astronomy and Enlightenment in Hungary

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Friday 16 February 2018, 08:00pm - 10:00pm

 

Hell, a Jesuit priest and prolific astronomer, best known for his observation of the transit of Venus, founded the astronomical observatory in Vienna; a crater on the moon is named after him. László Kontler, a former Soros scholar, is professor of history at Central European University, and currently Leverhulme visiting professor at Cambridge.

Location : The Buttery, Wolfson College

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