The History of Space Photography
From October 26, 2013 through January 12, 2014 at George Eastman House
The History of Space Photography showcases a variety of astronomical photographs that have been created since the development of the photography in the early 19th century, and will feature a number of the most important scientific photographs ever created.
From the earliest black and white photographs of the Moon, solar eclipses, and stars through the most recent color images of the early history of the universe from space telescopes, this will be the most comprehensive exhibition of its kind ever organized.
Since prehistory, our species has been in wonderment of the cosmos, those astonishing celestial bodies that are visible during the day (like the Sun and the Moon) and particularly those visible during the night. Early civilizations performed methodical observations of the night sky, and astronomy—one of the oldest sciences—was born.