Saints and Sinners in the Sky: Astronomy, Religion and Art in Western Culture WITH MICHAEL MENDILLO


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Saints and Sinners in the Sky—a new book by Boston University Professor of Astronomy Michael Mendillo—takes readers deep into the annals of history, showing how visual depictions of the heavens evolved in tandem with science, art and religion throughout much of Western culture. Saints and Sinners in the Sky is written for the layperson. It is a lively and engaging narrative, one that will make readers look up at the sky in an entirely new way, seeing things that intrigued scientists, religious leaders, artists and everyday people for thousands of years.

Michael Mendillo was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He did his undergraduate work at Providence College (Bachelor of Science in Physics, 1966) and his graduate studies at Boston University, receiving his Ph.D. in physics and astronomy in 1971, with Michael D. Papagiannis as his dissertation advisor. After two years as a National Academy of Science/National Research Council postdoctoral research associate at the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory, he joined the Boston University faculty in 1973. Professor Mendillo teaches graduate courses in space physics; at the undergraduate level he specializes in courses for non-science majors. He currently teaches sections of the physical science course in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Core Curriculum.

Start Date: 02/07/23, 1 meeting
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Day of Week: Tuesday
Location: Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square
Instructor: Michael Mendillo
Status: Running/Openings