Happy 50th birthday to the moon landing! If you are anywhere near NYC before Sept 22nd, I highly recommend seeing The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York‘s exhibit Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography, a beautiful combo of science, art, & dreams.
Among my favorite pieces there:
- Images from and of the refracting telescope at Lick Observatory (1870s and 1880s)
- The first book entirely dedicated to the moon (from 1647)
- Images from the lunar atlas created at the Lick Observatory (1897)
- Venice by the light of the moon (a trick of photography by Carlo Naya – 1875)
- A light-refracting telescope similar in technology to the one used by Galileo (1800)