Mapping the Universe

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What are maps? Why chart the stars, Moon, and Universe? How are these maps used in science and everyday life? Mapping the Universe raises these questions by examining historic and contemporary star charts, Moon maps, and cosmological diagrams. Combining science, philosophy, religion, and art, each map reveals the perspective and practical purpose of those who created it. This catalogue features full-color illustrations and in-depth descriptions of every artifact in Mapping the Universe, an exhibition held atthe Adler Planetarium November 9, 2007 through January 27, 2008. With a few exceptions, all artifacts are drawn from the Adler's collections.

Chicago: Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 2007
Author: Jodi Lacy