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Other Worlds: Rare Astronomical Works

In conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy in 2009, the Ransom Center's exhibition Other Worlds: Rare Astronomical Works, drawn exclusively from the Center's collections, showcases important astronomical discoveries of the last 500 years. Mary Kay Hemenway, Research Associate and Senior Lecturer of the Astronomy Department at The University of Texas at Austin, shares insight about some of the items that provide an overview of more than four centuries of astronomical discovery.