Come see our newest exhibit at Kresge! Curated by Elizabeth Neill ’13 under the guidance of Professor Richard Kremer, this exhibit draws from Dartmouth’s King Collection of Historic Scientific Instruments.
Astronomy and surveying are fields born from the desire to explore, understand, and chart the universe, at scales ranging from the galactic to the Green in Hanover. This exhibit showcases the scientific instruments that contribute to our visual understanding of the universe. From a depiction of an armillary sphere from 16th century Italy to a Rand McNally globe from 1930s Boston, these objects draw a picture for the viewer over time of “charting the universe,” a journey which has fascinated scientists and artists alike throughout history… Click on the thumbnails above to learn more.