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Sky, Star and Sea: Multicultural Perspectives on the Cosmos

Dates: November 2, 2009 - December 18, 2009

Location:   Science-Engineering Library

Contact: Jeanne Pfander

Cost: Free


The exhibit Sky, Star & Sea: Multicultural Perspectives on the Cosmos views the birth of the universe and life on earth through the lens of children's literature. What unfolds, with color and creativity, are tales from around the globe (including our own traditions in Arizona) which imagine the beginnings of the stars, sun and moon as well as stories of creation and evolution from diverse cultural backgrounds. They are a reminder of our living cosmological traditions as well as a glimpse of the simplicity and beauty of our ancient stories.

The exhibit, created by University Libraries Knowledge River Graduate Assistant Jeffery Cruz, is being held to celebrate both the International Year of Astronomy (2009) and Junior Scientist Kids' Day. The books on display are drawn from the College of Education's Worlds of Words International Collection of Children's and Adolescent Literature.

The exhibit will be on display in the 2nd floor lobby of the UA Science-Engineering Library through Dec. 18. Please check Science-Engineering Library hours when planning your visit.