Double Stars - Men and Women of Astronomy
July 13 – October 24, 2009
2009 is the 400th anniversary of Galileo observing the heavens through the lenses of a telescope. Science was changed forever and with it came revolutions in western culture and the view of earth's position in the universe. This exhibit follows the contributions of four pairs of astronomers in creating the new universal order – Tycho Brahe and his sister Sophie, Galileo and the emotional support provided by his daughter Suor Maria Celeste, William Herschel and his sister Caroline and Edwin Hubble and Henrietta Swan Leavitt.
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