Institute of Astronomy

Celebrating 600 years of Cambridge University Library

Published on 02/09/2016 

As part of the celebrations for 600 years of Cambridge University Library (1416-2016) there is an exhibition showing some of the great treasures of the library, Lines Of Thought: Discoveries that changed the world.

The exhibition includes a number of items of astronomical interest, including Galileo's Sidereus nuncias (1610), Newton''s Principia (1687) and even the manuscript of A Brief History of Time (1985) by Stephen Hawking.

We have a supply of illustrated colour guides to the exhibition, which are free, if you would like a copy there are some on Reception, or from the Library Office (Observatory building).

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