Current Location:
Section 33 (VS) -> Top Shelf (VS33)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 33; Top Shelf

Huygens Mars Drawing

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.18.92b
Artist:
Christiaan Huygens
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction of Original Drawings
Date:
1659
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 4" Width: 11"
Note: Frame Dimensions: 17" x 11"
Historical Context:
These three drawings of Mars, made by Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and physicist Christiaan Huygens on November 28, 1659, may be the earliest astronomical drawings of the planet. In the middle drawing, what eventually became identified as the north polar cap is visible. Huygens, among other discoveries, founded the wave theory of light.