Beautiful Science: Astronomy

Nov. 16, 2008–March 17, 2020
Dibner Hall of the History of Science

The sky above—eternal and seemingly serene, yet intricate and mysterious—has always piqued both reverence and curiosity. As we have developed new tools and new models, our understanding of the heavens and our place in them has grown more accurate. The exhibition Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World, charted the trajectory from the Ptolemaic system through the Copernican revolution to modern astronomy.


astronomy natural history
medicine light


Chris Butler