Bearded Stars: Comets throughout History (1985-1987)

Presentation Date: 

Monday, September 23, 1985


Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL

Comet broadside

Broadsides, rare books, and artifacts illustrated how comets were perceived first as signs of divine wrath and then as natural, planetary bodies.  The timing of the exhibition coincided with the return of Comet Halley.

Death Clock

See also: 1980s