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Happy Anniversary Mr. Darwin!

The Academy marks two milestones in the life of one of its best known members.

Published April 15, 2009

Charles Darwin

This year marks two milestones in the legacy of Charles Darwin, one of the Academy’s most famous members—the 200th anniversary of his birth, on Feb. 12, and the 150th anniversary of the publication his revolutionary book, On The Origin of Species, on Nov. 24.

NYAS is celebrating Darwin’s life and achievements with events honoring his work and open access to significant papers on evolutionary science from the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Charles Darwin

Darwin’s bust, several photographs and portraits and excerpts from some of his original papers occupy a place of honor in the Academy’s lobby—in fact, the head of the National Academy of Sciences was so taken with the bust that he ordered a high-tech copy made for display at the NAS in Washington. A collection of Darwin/evolution-related Academy resources will be updated through the year.