16-20 September 2019
University of Stuttgart, Campus Vaihingen
Europe/Berlin timezone

Tübingen (German)

J.G.F. Bohnenberger – Astronomer and Geodesist (Tübingen)

Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Bohnenberger (1765 - 1831) was a professor for astronomy, physics and mathematics at the University of Tübingen. At the same time, as the southern German equivalent to C.F. Gauß, he was the founder of modern land surveying in Württemberg and the inventor of important scientific instruments such as the gimballed gyroscope. His influence is still visible in Tübingen. This influence will be introduced in the course of a city tour.

Date: Thursday, 19.09.2019,
Time: 13.30,
Meeting place: S-Bahn Station "Universität," northern entrance by the elevators, next to the conference location

Order of events:  - Travel via train to Tübingen,
             - Tour through the old quarter of Tübingen (Palace, restored observatory with a Reichenbach Circle, Münzgasse, evangelical foundation, marketplace, city museum).adtmuseum),
             - Return trip via train (arrival around 17.45).

Prof. Dr. Jörg Wagner and Dr. Jürgen Kost will be giving the tour.

Language: German.

Minimum number of participants: 10,
Maximum number of participants: 30.
Expected costs: About 10.00 € for the train

Registration: Please send an E-Mail with the subject “Bohnenberger" to: office@pas.uni-stuttgart.de
Registration deadline 01.09.2019.