Reading Nature, Observing Science: Examining Material Practices in the Lick Observatory Archives and Kenneth S. Norris Papers examines the Lick Observatory Records and the Kenneth S. Norris Papers through the historical construct of the "book of nature,” and questions how science has treated nature as a text to be understood through objective practices of "reading", which must be carefully reproduced and analyzed through objective modes of representation.
This exhibit was curated by the 2015-2016 fellows of the Center for Archival Research and Training (CART), Danielle Crawford, Alex Moore, and Christine Turk. The exhibit will be accompanied by a digital exhibit, also curated by the CART fellows.
Image: Astronomer working with glass plates to record eclipse, Wallal, 1922. Courtesy Lick Observatory Archives, UCSC Special Collections.