Guest Speaker - Dr. Kerry Magruder - OU History of Science Curator

5/18/2018 7:00 PM

Join us Friday May 18th as Dr. Kerry Magruder, curator of OU’s History of Science Collections, takes us on a journey back in time when the mysteries of the universe lay hidden overhead in the uncharted expanses of the starry sky.
With our access to modern digital charts of the starry skies we easily forget the dedicated astronomers who spent countless days, months and years carefully measuring and charting each star one by one. Even within the lifetime of many of our club members we can recall a time when Star Charts existed exclusively on printed pages frozen in time.
Dr. Kerry Magruder will let us view selections from timeless rare books to examine images of the constellations from the star atlases of Bayer, Hevelius, Flamsteed, Bode. These masters of the night sky combined state-of-the-art scientific observation of the cosmos with artistic renderings of the aesthetic dimensions of the sky.

 

Location

The Jenks Planetarium is located at 105 East B St.
That's just west of the Jenks football stadium.
The Planetarium is on the third floor of the Math and Science building.

Directions and a map to the high school campus can be found Google style map here.