A Stellar Education

March-September, 2016

The SC&A exhibition, “A Stellar Education: Astronomy at Wesleyan, 1831-1916,” explored the study of astronomy at Wesleyan from the University’s founding in 1831 through the construction of Van Vleck Observatory in 1916, which celebrated its centennial in 2016. Items on display included atlases, textbooks, photographs, an original Henry Bacon Van Vleck Observatory architectural drawing, and more. The exhibition was held in conjunction with a number of other Van Vleck Observatory celebratory events sponsored by the Department of Astronomy. More details about the events can be found here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/observatory/centennial.html