How were lunar features named after great astronomers? Which astronomers appear in the face of the Moon? This exhibition is a tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing and to the International Year of Astronomy (2009), which recognizes the 400th anniversary of Kepler’s Astronomia nova (1609) and Galileo’s telescopic observations (1609). Featured items on display include three 17th-century lunar atlases and original works by Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Galileo and Kepler.
The exhibit is free and open for public viewing Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., from September 7 through December 18, in the lobby of the History of Science Collections. On home game days, the lobby remains open until an hour before kickoff. The History of Science Collections are located on the 5th floor of Bizzell Memorial Library. For more information, please call (405) 325-2741.