Isaac Newton, 1687-1987 (1987-1989)

Presentation Date: 

Saturday, March 21, 1987


Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL

Commemorating the tricentennial of the Principia's publication, this exhibition had four parts: 

  • Newton's Life and Work
  • Newton Made Simple:  Popularization in the 18th Century
  • The Prism and the Telescope [relationship of Newton's optical discoveries to his invention of the reflecting telescope]
  • Mathematical Instruments of Newton's Day
See also: 1980s