November 8-12, 2017 conference was held in Ann Arbor, MI at the Rudolf Steiner House.
Format: Sessions for Section members (and other Class members) will begin the morning of Nov. 9th. The public conference will begin with a keynote the evening of November 9th and run through until noon on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Theme: Third Scientific Course (“The Relationship of the Various Fields of Natural Science to Astronomy,” CW323).
The Natural Science and Mathematics-Astronomy Section of the School for Spiritual Science welcomes you to join them at their annual conference this year in Ann Arbor, MI. Prof. Fred Amrine has translated and edited a new edition of these 18 lectures, entitled Interdisciplinary Astronomy, which contrasts the restricted application of mathematics and mechanical causation then and still fundamental to the modern discipline of Astronomy with a more human-centered, phenomenological-Goethean approach to the Cosmos—moving away from abstraction towards reality.
Besides grappling with these challenging lectures, it is hoped that you can participate in a dialog about their significance for our scientific worldview today—through attendance at the conference and/or through a discussion forum set up on our website—in the construction of commentaries upon this lecture cycle that could be included in the final publication. Participants should try to read the 200 pages of the pre-publication manuscript that is available now as a paperback version at Amazon for a fee of $29.99 HERE. The compendium book of Commentaries also available at Amazon HERE. We will use this paperback version for all citations in the online forum on our website and during the conference.
As you read each lecture, post your thoughts and reactions in the conference forum. You might make connections with the other “Science Courses” or other work by Steiner, with current science, with popular literature, etc. Such pre-conference activity should make for a more productive conference.
2017 NSS Registration form: with meals, housing, and logistics information.
Steering Group: John Barnes, Barry Lia, Judith Erb, Jennifer Greene, and Andrew Linnell