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November 1, 1984 – April 30, 1986
Air and Space Museum
601 Independence Ave., SW
Location: Einstein Planetarium Entrance, Gallery 201, 2nd Floor, West Wing
This small exhibition of 19th-century books, photographs, and illustrations complements the Planetarium program Comet Quest, the 5th planetarium production at NASM, which looks at the lore and lure of comets from ancient times to the present. Halley's Comet, expected to be visible in 1985-86, is a major focus of the program.
Related exhibitions: Wonders of Creation, Oddities of Existence: An Exhibition in Celebration of Halley's Comet, FGA; Fire and Ice and Exploring Comets, NASM