Sep 19th 2019

Mapping the Solar System

@ Newberry Library

60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610

Opening Thursday, September 19th, from 5:30PM - 7PM

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Ruggles Hall, The Newberry

We are delighted to start our new program year with Dr. Andrew Johnston of the Adler Planetarium. As the Adler’s Vice President for Astronomy and Collections, Dr. Johnston oversees astronomy research, collections care, and history research.

His presentation will take us across the cosmos for a history of astronomical observations and celestial cartography. We will explore how these challenges evolved through the twentieth century: How fifty years ago during the Apollo missions, the problem of navigating to the Moon was solved; how the paths of robotic missions to other planets were plotted; and, the ways that astronomers and engineers visualized planetary orbits and complex space trajectories.

Meetings start at 5:30 p.m. with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation on a cartographic subject of interest to our membership. Our meetings are open to the public, but to help defray expenses, non-members are asked for a small donation at the door.

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