A Stellar Education

The new SC&A exhibition, “A Stellar Education: Astronomy at Wesleyan, 1831-1916,” is now open. It explores the study of astronomy at Wesleyan from the University’s founding in 1831 through the construction of Van Vleck Observatory in 1916, which celebrates its centennial this year. Items on display include atlases, textbooks, photographs, an original Henry Bacon Van Vleck Observatory architectural drawing, and more. The exhibition is held in conjunction with a number of other Van Vleck Observatory celebratory events sponsored by the Department of Astronomy. More details about the events can be found here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/observatory/centennial.html

Previous Exhibitions

Textile Messages: Wesleyan Student Apparel Through the Decades

Wes Meets East: From Missionaries to the Freeman Asian Scholars Program

WESU: Celebrating 75 Years of Community Radio

Retracing President Kennedy's Final Journey: Selections from William Manchester's Research Files

John Cage Writes

Saved From Europe: The Kallir Family Collection of Austrian and German Literature

Previous Open Houses

400 Years of the Bard in Print  (April 2016)

Passion and Power, Prints and Text: German Books in the Age of Dürer  (February 2016)

Online Exhibitions

President's Row

Henry Merritt Wriston

Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church: Struggle, Jubilee, Vision

Old Books, New Pedagogy: Special Collections and Archives in the Curriculum

Born in Obscurity, Reared in Strife: A Short History of the Trials, Travels, and Travails of the Douglas Cannon

We are also adding Wesleyan archival documents to The American Context of China's Christian Colleges digital project.