From the January 2011 issue

Images from a great astronomer’s life

Browse more than 50 images from the life and times of Edward Emerson Barnard.
By | Published: January 24, 2011 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
An iconic image of Barnard with the business end of the 36-inch refractor at Lick made December 6, 1893, after his discovery of Amalthea, Jupiter’s fifth moon. Credit: Edward Emerson Barnard Papers, Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives/David J. Eicher photo

In the March 2011 issue of Astronomy, I wrote an article about Edward Emerson Barnard, one of the great astronomical observers in history.

This gallery includes more than 50 additional photographs that have been rarely seen and are critical to the story of one of the world’s great observers.