Celebrate Astronomy with Special Collections!
2009 is being commemorated worldwide as The International Year of Astronomy. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s telescope, and activities to celebrate the history and impact of astronomy and science are taking place on the local, national, and international levels.
Here at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, we will celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with a month-long display of highlights from our History of Science collection during March 2009. The exhibit will repeat in October. We will be showcasing some of our most important works of Renaissance Astronomy, including a copy of Galileo’s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems and manuscript astronomical observations by Jean-Baptiste Joseph Delambre, the father of the metric system.