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Reviving the Wonders of the Solar System: The Restoration of Harvard's 236-Year-Old Grand Orrery
Experts at Harvard's Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments are using the Grand Orrery, a centuries-old mechanical model of the solar system, to study the Revolutionary War.
A Harvard Professor on Columbus’s Voyage
Morison decided “the only way to solve the problem of this great navigator, really to ‘get at’ him, was to explore, under sail, the coasts and islands he discovered.” Thus, the Harvard Columbus expedition was born.
Meet Sarah the Cat, Remy's 1930s Predecessor
Remy had a predecessor by the name of Sarah — a single, working cat with a much less stable housing and financial situation for whom life held a lot more danger and uncertainty.
Trash Gets a Second Chance at Harvard’s Recycling and Surplus Center
Harvard's Recycling and Surplus Center diverts waste from landfills while supplying an eclectic array of goods to university affiliates and local community members.
Behind the Curtain of Harvard’s Piano Shop
The intense labor and precision of the technicians’ work is what enables the musical magic we hear onstage.