Need a break while studying for finals?
Come view the current exhibit, featuring notable treasures of the History of Science Collections by Nicolas Copernicus, Andreas Vesalius, William Harvey, Johann Kepler, Galileo and Isaac Newton. In addition, rare works related to the winter holidays are on display, including illustrations of the north pole, reindeer, mistletoe and holly, along with works about the winter solstice and the star of Bethlehem, and an illuminated medieval manuscript.
No appointment is necessary (click here for hours). To visit the Collections, enter Bizzell library on the west side, by the clock tower. Take one of the elevators by the Circulation Desk. The Collections are immediately on your left as you exit the elevator on the 5th floor.
This exhibition will be available through the end of finals week.
Above: Graduate student Kirsty Lawson assisted in the preparation of this exhibit. Here she has found the discussion of mistletoe in Leonhart Fuchs, De historia stirpium (1542).