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Sara Schechner

David P. Wheatland Curator Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard University

Areas of expertise

  • History of science, material culture and the history of astronomy

Major works

Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology (1997), Western Astrolabes (1998), and Tangible Things (with Laurel Ulrich, Ivan Gaskell, and Sarah Carter, forthcoming 2014)

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About Me

Sara Schechner, Ph.D. is the David P. Wheatland Curator of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University. She is a historian of science, specializing in material culture and the history of astronomy. At Harvard, she is a member of the History of Science Department and has been on the faculty of the Museum Studies program. She brings over thirty years of museum and academic experience to the Harvard community.

Courses and Programs taught by Sara Schechner