COLLECTIONS OF THE DIBNER LIBRARY
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Tycho Brahe, Astronomiae Instauratae (1602)

Nicholas Copernicus, De Revolutionibus (1543)

Ptolemy, Almagest (1538)

Oronce Fine, De mundi sphaera (1542)

Johannes Kepler, Astronomia Nova (1609)


The Dibner kiosk in the Explore The Universe exhibition houses examples of important works in the history of astronomy from the collections of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Each book represents a critical episode or era in the history of the study of the universe.