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Kohler Fellow Blog Post: “Evermoving wanderers:” Astrophotography and the Anthropocene, Kaitlin Moore

In November 1886, an essay by the director of the Lick Observatory, Edward S. Holden, appeared in Overland Monthly magazine. Holden, an astronomer and professor of mathematics (and former employee at the Washburn Observatory at UW Madison) devoted significant column space to the experimental promise of photography in the discipline of “physical” astronomy, soon …