Ashland – The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will the present “The Scientific Revolution” Thursday, Jan. 8, from 7-9 p.m., in the Community Room of the Ashland Library, 66 Front St. Admission is free, and viewers are invited to stay for discussion. The Documentary Film & Discussion Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.
The Scientific Revolution ushered in advances in mathematics, physics, astronomy, medicine, botany and chemistry. Come to learn about or refresh your memory on the contributions made by daVinci, Copernicus, Vesalius, Brahe, Bacon, and Galileo, as well as Kepler, known for formulating and verifying the laws of planetary motion; Descartes, one of the greatest natural philosophers; Boyle, “The Father of Chemistry”; Huygens, a brilliant astronomer; and Newton, considered by many to be the most important of the great thinkers.
The Documentary Film & Discussion Series meets every 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday of the month for an in-depth look at important topics of our day. The moderated discussions are often lively and thought provoking. All points of view are welcomed. For more information, call the library at 508-881-0134, or visit www.friendsoftheapl.com.