Images from a great astronomer's life
Browse more than 50 images from the life and times of Edward Emerson Barnard.
January 24, 2011
In the March 2011 issue of Astronomy, I wrote an article about Edward Emerson Barnard, one of the great astronomical observers in history.
An iconic image of Barnard with the business end of the 36-inch refractor at Lick made December 6, 1893, after his discovery of Amalthea, Jupiter’s fifth moon. Credit: Edward Emerson Barnard Papers, Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives/David J. Eicher photo
This gallery includes more than 50 additional photographs that have been rarely seen and are critical to the story of one of the world’s great observers.
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