The Library of Congress recently acquired Alessandro Piccolomini's 1566 edition of La Sfera del Mondo and De La Stelle Fisse, often regarded as the first printed star atlas. This work by Alessandro Piccolomini was the first to offer an entry into amateur astronomy for the non-scholar.
On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, the Science, Technology and Business Division will welcome NASA Goddard Planetary Scientist, Dr. Stefanie Milam, in person, to the Library's Pickford Theater at 11:30AM to discuss the James Webb and other new space telescopes and how they will reveal new insights into our solar system, and spark new insights into its formation, history, evolution, and composition. This program is presented through a partnership between the division and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
In the summer of 1860, three American scientists set out on an epic months-long journey into the Canadian north, where indigenous guides hauled them hundreds of miles up the Saskatchewan River to catch sight of a total solar eclipse.
In partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Science, Technology, and Business Division 2020 lecture series will delve into topics such as Greenland meltwater, space telescopes, tracking wildfire smoke, Earth's electrical fields, and icy ocean worlds in our solar system.
This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. NASA Observatories examining the atmosphere of the Sun are revealing extraordinary detail in the solar corona. Material from this mysteriously super-hot outer layer expands outwards to become the solar wind, accelerating beyond the speed of sound and bathing …
NASA's Dr. Rowland will talk about atmospheric escape, his adventures in Norway, and what is being learned from the VISIONS-2 data in his lecture, Exploring Our Escaping Atmosphere: Going above the Top of the World to Watch the Sky, on Thursday, October 17, from 11:30 a.m.-12::30 p.m. in the Madison building's third floor Pickford Theater.