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Omar W. Nasim joins the Vossius Center in August for one month as a Research Fellow with his project Observing by Light: Photographing the Heavens, 1850-1920.

About the researcher

Omar W. Nasim is Professor for the History of Science, Institute of Philosophy at the University of Regensburg. Among his publications is Observing by Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century, winner of the History of Science Society’s Pfizer Book Prize for outstanding scholarly book in the field (2016). He is currently writing Observing by Light: Photography and Observation in Astronomy (in progress for the University of
Chicago Press).