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    Re: Exhibit: Finding Our Place in the World
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2008 Jan 01, 05:52 -0800

    Gary LaPook writes:
    And there used to be a collection of astrolabes and other navigation 
    instuments at the Adler Planetarium located just down the street from 
    the Field Museum.
    Dan Allen wrote:
    >At the Chicago Field Museum is a temporary map exhibit, and a cousin  
    >of mine says that there is a great collection of astrolabes on display  
    >as part of it.
    >Here's an excerpt from the website:
    >Maps: Finding Our Place in the World
    >November 2, 2007 � January 27, 2008
    > From clay tablets to sea charts, from satellite navigation systems to  
    >sketches of worlds real and imagined�maps are much more than  
    >wayfinding. Travel through landscapes of time and space, science and  
    >imagination, in a rare exhibition of more than 100 of the world's  
    >greatest maps. Explore high-tech interactive displays, and see  
    >original works by Ptolemy, Leonardo da Vinci, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many  
    >others. You'll learn how early maps were made, see how the technology  
    >changed over centuries, and discover the latest advances in digital  
    >In creating Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, The Field Museum has  
    >partnered with The Newberry Library, a world-renowned independent  
    >research library. The Newberry's extensive holdings include rare  
    >books, manuscripts, and 500,000 historic maps, making it a foremost  
    >authority on the history of cartography. In addition to this once-in-a- 
    >lifetime exhibition, The Field Museum and The Newberry Library have  
    >joined together to create lectures and public programs about maps and  
    >The Field Museum is located at 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL.
    >(41� 51.925'N   87� 37.021'W)
    >Perhaps Frank Reed has seen this and could report on it?  The exhibit  
    >appears to be sponsored by Navteq.
    >Should we plan a group visit?  http://www.fieldmuseum.org/maps/planning.asp
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