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Exhibition: Cosmic Maps

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836M is excited to partner with The David Rumsey Map Center and Stanford Libraries on Cosmic Maps, an exhibition that transports visitors to outer space. It showcases a curated selection of print and digital maps from the collection spanning modernity to the present day. 

In line with 836M’s 2024 theme “Beyond Frontiers,” which spotlights artists and thinkers whose work transcends physical, cultural, intellectual, or disciplinary boundaries to produce new ideas and experiences, this exhibition is accompanied by a talk series featuring distinguished guest speakers, covering topics ranging from “galactic cannibalism” to interpreting the history of the cosmos through dance.

Among the speakers are Dr. Gregory Mack, a science program officer focusing on astrophysics at The Kavli Foundation, Dr. Bruce Macintosh, the Director of the University of California Observatories, Dr. Natalie Batalha, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz, and Dr. Raja GuhaThakurta, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Speaker Schedule

Thursday, June 20, 6:30-8:30 pm – Talk at 836M with Dr. Gregory Mack
Thursday, June 27, 6:30-8:30 pm
 – Talk at 836M with Dr. Bruce Macintosh & Dr. Natalie Batalha
Thursday, July 11, 6:30-8:30 pm – Talk at 836M with Dr. Raja GuhaThakurta