Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery

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“Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery" was presented by the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the American Library Association, Chicago, Illinois, through funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

“Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery" was a traveling exhibition to mark the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) in 2009. Exhibit sponsors were especially interested in receiving applications from public libraries in small towns and rural areas that have limited access to NASA resources, as well as from public libraries in larger population centers. The exhibit travels from January 2009 through July 2012.

The STScI Office of Public Outreach (OPO) is a world leader in astronomy presentation through news media, websites, planetarium shows, museum exhibits, curriculum support materials, professional development and other educational resources. Among the award-winning websites created by OPO are “ Hubblesite” and “ Amazing Space .”

The Space Telescope Science Institute website for the “Visions of the Universe” library tour can be found at

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