Chasing Venus, The Race to Measure the Heavens – Talk and Book Signing with Andrea Wulf

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Place:              Historic Oak Hill, 40015 Oak Hill Farm Road,  Aldie, Virginia 20105

Description:    Andrea Wulf, author and historian returns to Oak Hill to talk about her latest book, Chasing Venus, The Race to Measure the Heavens which tells the extraordinary story of the first global scientific collaboration in the 1760’s, set amid warring armies, hurricanes, scientific endeavor and personal tragedy to measure the Transit of Venus.  The Transit of Venus occurs when the planet Venus aligns between the earth and sun appearing as a small black dot on the surface of the sun.  Ms. Wulf will speak on her book following a wine and cheese reception.

To learn more about this fascinating topic go to www.andreawulf.com where you can see a 5 minute video featuring Ms. Wulf talking about her book.

Admission:      MHAA members $90 / Non-MHAA members $100

Sponsored by:            Mosby Heritage Area Association

Contact:                      540-687-6681 or info@mosbyheritagearea.org