XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology

Ideas and Instruments in Social Context

28 July - 2 August 2009
Budapest, Hungary

Evening programs

Evening Programs (for all registered participants)

Welcome Reception
27 July 2009, Monday, 19.00 – 21.00
The Welcome Reception will be held from 19.00 in the Main Hall of the University (the Congress venue)

Galileo meets Kepler: Motion on Earth and in the Heavens
29 July 2009, Wednesday, 19.30 – 21.00, Room: C

Art Stinner in collaboration with Juergen Teichmann

Personae Dramatis:
Galileo Galilei  (Scientist and Astronomer)-------------------------------- Peter Heering
Johannes Kepler (Emperial Mathematician and Astronomer)---------Juergen Teichmann
Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (Master of Controversial Questions)---  Gabor Zemplen

In the spring of 1611, Galileo came to Rome to “exhibit the new discoveries and to explain their great consequences”. Clearly he was referring to the recent discoveries he made about motion and especially the celestial observations of 1609 with his new optical instrument. While in Rome, Galileo also had an audience with Cardinal Bellarmine, a Jesuit and an admirer of Galileo. In the play, Galileo succeeds to arrange a meeting with the Cardinal and Johannes Kepler, who was persuaded to come to Italy for this auspicious occasion. The Cardinal first declines but he is curious to meet the great Kepler and discuss motion on Earth and in the Heavens with the two acknowledged masters of terrestrial and celestial motion. The play is about this fictitious meeting but the discussion is based on the extensive correspondence between Galileo and Kepler and between Galileo and Cardinal Bellarmine.

Organ concert
30 July 2009, Thursday, 20.00 – 21.00
St Stephen’s Basilica

Address:1051 Budapest, Szent István tér 1.

The organ concert organized exclusively for participants of the ICHST 2009 Congress will take place at St Stephen’s Basilica. The concert of Istvan Koloss organist, who was honoured with the Pro Arte Assisi award and the Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Republic in 1982, will surely remain an unforgettable experience for all.

Old Hungarian Music from the XVII Century
János Wohlmuth: Musette
J.S. Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fuga C-major
T. Albinoni: Adagio
F. Liszt: St. Stanislas-Fantasy
D. Antalffy: Scherzo
L. Boellmann: Suite Gotique

Optional Evening Programs

Dinner on the Boat “Európa”
28 July 2009, Tuesday, 20.00 – 22.00
Address: Budapest, Szilágyi Dezső rakpart/quay

Boarding from 19.30
Departure at 20:00
Aprrox arrival is: 22:00-22:30

price: EUR 60

During the cruise on the River Danube you can enjoy magnificent views of historical Budapest and catch a glimpse of Margaret Island, the Parliament, the Hotel Gellért, the Liberation Monument, the graceful bridges and a number of stunning buildings of Budapest. Besides, you may taste traditional Hungarian and special international meals and drinks.

Congress Dinner
1 August 2009, Saturday, 20.00 – 22.00
at the Museum of Fine Arts
Address: 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41.
price: EUR 50

The Congress Dinner will be held in the Museum of Fine Arts. It contains one of the best collections in Central Europe, offering visitors a taste of the glories of the past, alongside the splendors of the present.



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