Here you will find several different exhibitions including ongoing exhibitions at the UM Exhibit Museum.

Watchers of the Sky: Astronomy to the Invention of the Telescope

Rare and historical documents, including U-M’s Galileo manuscript. Special Collections Library, 7th Floor Hatcher Graduate Library, February 9-April 19, 2009. Opening reception in 100 Hatcher Library, February 19, 4-7 p.m.

Star-Gazing:  150 Years of Astronomy at U-M

Photographs, letters, journals, drawings, and other rarities.
Bentley Historical Library
Through April 30.

Divine sky: The artistry of astronomical maps

On-line exhibit of 17th, 18th and 19th century astronomical atlases, maps, charts and illustrations from the U-M Map Library and Science Library Special Collections.
Launches February 19.

Reaching for the Stars, and Beyond: Astronomy at the University of Michigan

Research by the U-M Astronomy Department. Rotunda Lobby, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, January 31-August 30, 2009.


Self-updating exhibit of discoveries from the Hubble Space Telescope. Rotunda Lobby, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, launches January 2009

Imagining the Universe

Fine art. A&D Slusser Gallery, February 6 – March 6, 2009. Opening reception: Friday, February 6, 6-9 p.m.



Silence: Reading the Heavens

Mixed-media installation by Jim Cogswell, inspired by texts and astronomical images. Residential College Gallery, March 6-April 10, 2009. Opening reception: Friday, March 6, 4-6 p.m.

Atlas Photographique de la Lune

Rare plates from the first large-scale atlas of the Moon, done in
photogravures by M. M. Loewy and M. P. Puiseux, and published
by the Paris Observatory, 1896 - 1910. Hatcher Graduate Library Lobby, March 2 - May 31.

Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe

Multimedia, interactive traveling exhibit from NASA. Exhibit Museum of Natural History, January 31-July 5, 2009. Public opening: Saturday, January 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Meanwhile, More Light

Dennison window mural by Jim Cogswell, Completed Nov. 2008

Out of this World

Astronomical images
Harlan Hatcher Gallery
January 22 - March 7, 2009

Celestial Maps

Rare and historical astronomical charts and maps.
Hatcher Library
Thursday, February 19, 4-7pm








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