Universal Questions: Mapping the Skies Through Time
September 21 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Exhibit, American Geographical Society Library
Mapping the stars as they rotate through the night sky is an ancient art practiced by people all over the world. The ways people talk about space change over time thanks to scientific discoveries, but humanity continues to be deeply curious about the universe around us. The maps, charts, globes, books, and posters displayed in this exhibit document the wide variety of questions human beings ask about space. The materials serve as visualizations of the insights we’ve discovered about the universe and the stories we’ve told about humanity’s place in it. From ancient times and into the future, humans are fascinated with investigating the depths of space.