Mapping the Solar System | Newberry

Mapping the Solar System

From the Oliver Barrett-Carl Sandburg Papers Photograph Collection, 1860-1950

The Chicago Map Society's September Meeting
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Social Half Hour at 5:30pm, presentation begins at 6 pm

Ruggles Hall

Andrew Johnston, Vice President for Astronomy and Collections at the Adler Planetarium
Open to the Public
Center for the History of Cartography Programs
Chicago Map Society Meeting

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.

Cost and Registration Information 

Our meetings are open to the public, but to help defray expenses, non-members are asked for a small donation at the door.