The Shadow of the Sun: E.E. Barnard and the Solar Eclipse

In anticipation of the August 2017 solar eclipse, Vanderbilt University Libraries will host an exhibition curated by four astronomy students on the work of American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard (1857-1923). Best known for his discovery of Amalthea, the fifth moon of Jupiter, Barnard was a photographer and astronomer who spent a lifetime observing and photographing the night sky. The exhibition will draw on collections housed in the Libraries ’ Special Collections, as well as loans from private collectors.

The physical exhibit is on display in the Vanderbilt Special Collections Library April 7 through August 10, 2017 and permanently available in this gallery.