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News Release (March 1, 1964)


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News Release (March 1, 1964)
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New College News Release, For Release: Sunday, March 1, 1964
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/-NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE FOR RELEASE: Sunday, March 1, 1964 NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION Sarasota--New College will have as its eighth lecturer in the New Perspectives in Science series Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Dutch born Dr. Peter van de Kamp, Director of the Sproul Observatory, swarthmore College. Dr. van de Kamp, the second astronomer in the series, approaches his field from a new viewpoint for the lecture at College Hall. He said that his talk will be about astronomy as a liberal art, "and by its very nature, peculiarly adapted to removing any artificial or imaginary bar-riers between the so-called sciences and the so-called liberal arts. Attendance at the lectures is by season registration although some single evening registrations are accepted. Born at Kampen in the Netherlands, Dr. van de Kamp was educated at the University of Utrecht where he studied astronomy, mathematics, and physics. Later, he obtained doctoral degrees at the University of California and the University of Groningen. Shortly after completing his education in the Netherlands, he came to this country to work at the McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia and at the Lick Observatory at the University of California. (more)


-2 -Since 1937 he has been Director of the Sproul Observatory and Chairman of its Department of Astronomy. The Swarthmore observatory has one of the largest astronomical instruments of its kind. Dr. van de Kamp has taught or lectured a t many colleges in several countries. He is a former Fulbright scholar in France. During his education he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma honorary science research organization. He is a life member of the American Astronomical Society, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, is a member of the American tion for the Advancement of Science and the Dutch Astronomical Society. "The pure science of astonomy has a unique place in a liberal c..rtn curriculum," he says. "Because of its very natu:?:e, an 1 applie d scie:v:::c 1 as it were, involves a wide variety of fields such as m athemntics, mechanics, physics, chemistry and other." He added that astronomy plays a vital role in th-= history of science and the philosophy of science. In addition to his work in astronomy, Dr. van de Kamp is an accomplished musician, playing the violin, viola and piano. For 10 he was conductor of the swarthmore College orchestra and has a number of original compositions including the music for a light opera. # # #

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