Location: BELGRADE COMMUNITY LIBRARY: 106 N. Broadway, Belgrade

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This program will examine little known connections between science and mountaineering. Scientists directed the formation and initial acceptance of mountaineering as a sport. Alpinism, in turn, fundamentally transformed the nature of scientific research. Presenter Michael Reidy will tell stories of the lives and work of some of the most recognized scientists in the nineteenth century, demonstrating the reciprocal nature of advances in mountaineering and gains in science.

Reidy MichaelInstructor: Michael Reidy is the Michael P. Malone Professor of History in the Department of History and Philosophy at MSU. He is the author of Tides of History (Chicago, 2008) and co-author of Exploration and Science (2006) and Communicating Science (2004). He is also the general editor of the John Tyndall Correspondence Project and co-editor of a volume on Tyndall entitled The Age of Scientific Naturalism (2014). His research focuses on how the advance of mountaineering changed the practice of science in the nineteenth century.

NOTE: Belgrade offerings have different registration requirements.

Wonderlust programs at the Belgrade Community Library are free and open to the public, thanks to sponsorship by Belgrade Community Library and First Interstate Bank.

Registration: Please call Belgrade Community Library (388-4346) during open hours:

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon. to Thurs.; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat.



MSU Wonderlust is a high-quality community resource for lifelong learning for the Bozeman area.  Here is university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects, some multi-week courses, some one-off events.  These offerings come free of homework, exams, or papers: The MSU Wonderlust experience is just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It's also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.

The Winter/Spring offerings begin with a reception at the Pilgrim Congregational Church from 4 to 6pm.  It's a chance to meet with the course instructors and side-trip presenters; find out more about their plans.  

Gerry Wheeler, President of Friends of Wonderlust