Navigating the Exhibit
From Eyeballs to Electrons is presented in a series of one-page chapters, each of which
introduces a new stage of the story. These pages include links—most in the illustrations
and thumbnail images—which invoke second-level pages elaborating on the theme
of the current chapter. Some of these second-level pages contain links to further pages.
You can think of the exhibit space as a long gallery with rooms leading off it: you can stick to the
main pages for a short trip through the exhibit, or visit all the links for an in-depth journey.
We've also provided an index to the linked images in the exhibit,
to make it easier to find second- and third-level pages again.
Whether you take a quick stroll through, or stay to linger in our virtual museum, we hope you find
your visit worthwhile. We invite you to send comments and
questions to email@example.com. Please also visit
the Lick Observatory Historical Collections Project.
Contents: Part I|
||Part I begins with visual oberving—before and after the
telescope—and continues through the heyday of celestial photography.|
|The First Detector
||The human eye was the first—and for most of recorded history the only—light
detector available to astronomers.|
||The invention of the telescope in the seventeenth century overcame the limit of the
eye's small pupil, but the eye remained the only detector.|
|Starlight in Silver
||In the late ninetheenth century, photographic plates began to replace the eye
as the astronomical detector, vastly increasing telescopes' capabilities.|
|Master of the Camera
||Edward Emerson Barnard, a member of the original Lick staff, used photography to
reveal the sun, comets, and the Milky Way as they had never before been seen.|
|Fainter, Farther, Deeper
||Lick director James Keeler's deep space photographs established
what we now know to be galaxies as fundamental constituents of the universe.|
|Photography's Long Reign
||By the early 1900s, photography had become the
dominant detector in astronomy, remaining so for much of the twentieth century.|
|Image Index, Part I
||A graphical index to the secondary pages linked from Part I of the exhibit.|
Please address questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Eyeballs to Electrons was developed by the
Lick Observatory Historical Collections Project .
The Project has received support from University of California Observatories / Lick Observatory.
Some of the software used in the creation of the exhibit was donated by Adobe Corporation.
Thanks are also due the Project's able volunteers.