Reading Nature, Observing Science: Examining Material Practices in the Lick Observatory Archives and Kenneth S. Norris PapersMain MenuIntroduction to the Lick Observatory ArchivesThe Lick Observatory: Imaging the CosmosThe Lick Observatory: Eclipse ExpeditionsEclipse Intro page (first in a path)Introduction to Kenneth S. Norris PapersKenneth S. Norris Papers: Natural History in PracticeKenneth S. Norris Papers: Pedagogy and ConservationConnections: In Relation to NatureThese images demonstrate the different constructions of nature in the two archivesConnections: Materials of ObservationVisualization of the ConnectionsVisualizes the connections between all the contentReading Nature, Observing ScienceCaptions and information for the cases of objects on display at UCSC Special CollectionsAlex Moore6cd84a9f7efd71803c15562e48a509db9e0bb5a6Christine Turkb279a3dcf419860f915007f04f08e6fc0f8662ceDanielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
Glass plate image titled "Holmes' Comet," photographed by Edward Barnard, 1892.
12016-06-01T17:58:36-07:00Christine Turkb279a3dcf419860f915007f04f08e6fc0f8662ceCase 5: Photographing and Printing the CosmosChristine Turk34The middle and bottom shelves of case 5 display documents, images, and objects related to the early astrophotographic work of the Lick Observatory. How can we obtain "objective" representations of a galaxy or a nebula? How was Lick astronomers' idea of objective representation negotiated through aesthetic concerns? How is our idea of the reality of the cosmos--then, as now--a matter of aesthetic expectations created by certain standards and conventions of cosmic representation? Click the above link to read more.gallery2016-06-06T13:36:36-07:00Christine Turkb279a3dcf419860f915007f04f08e6fc0f8662ce