17TH Annual Webster Memorial Lecture: “Jantar Mantar—The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh”

Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India. The observatories, or “Jantar Mantars,” present us with a unique opportunity to experience the relationships between astronomy, astrology, mathematics, architecture, design, politics, religion, and art. Join the Adler Planetarium and lecturer Barry Perlus—an associate professor and associate dean at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning—for a fascinating look at these historic sites. Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America.

Dates: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:15pm
Adler Planetarium