“From X-Rays to Cog Railways: Science in Colorado Springs’ Early Years”
October 13 •••Sunday 1:00 pm •••The Cool Science Festival and Dr. Steve Ruskin present “From X-Rays to Cog Railways: Science in Colorado Springs’ Early Years”. Come learn more about the advanced scientific work being done in Colorado Springs in our town’s first few decades! Colorado Springs’s founder General William J. Palmer envisioned his new town would actively promote the sciences, and it did. The first X-rays west of the Mississippi were created here, and Pikes Peak became the country’s premier location for high altitude research. Naturalists used Colorado Springs as a sort of basecamp, including some of Charles Darwin’s closest friends and colleagues. This exciting talk will discuss all of these, and more!
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