Imagining the Moon: A History of Lunar Visualizations
April 3, 2019 7:00pm AGSL Library
Join Marcy Bidney, curator of the UWM Libraries’ American Geographical Society Library (AGSL), as she explores the history of visualizing the moon, from pretelescopic observations that imagined what the moon might look like to lunar cartography up through the space age.
This free presentation includes a special exhibit of lunar maps, globes, atlases, and photos from the AGSL’s collections. This event is part of the UWM Planetarium’s 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing event series. For more information, visit http://uwm.edu/planetarium
The talk will be held in the AGSL, located on the third floor east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
For more information about the AGSL, email email@example.com or call 414-229-6282.
The AGS Library hosts a number of lecture series, events and exhibits throughout the year. To receive email updates about any of our lectures, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject : lectures & exhibits updates.
Maps & America: The Arthur Holzheimer Lecture Series
Academic Adventure Series
Map Society of Wisconsin
UWM Department of Geography Lectures
Each academic year the AGS Library hosts the UWM Geography Department’s colloquium from 2:30-4:00pm on Friday afternoons. For more information see the Department of Geography’s Colloquium web site.
Harold and Florence Mayer Lecture Series
This lecture series is sponsored by the Department of Geography and held in the AGS Library in the fall and spring. It is made possible by an endowment from Harold and Florence Mayer. Harold Mayer (1916 – 1994) was a professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and one of the leading scholars in the field of urban geography in the twentieth century. He specialized in Urban and Transport Geography of North America with a focus on New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, and British Columbia. For more information see the Department of Geography’s web site.