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Solar system quilt, made by astronomer Ellen Harding Baker of Cedar County, Iowa in 1876 – early citizen science meets science-inspired art.





“Ellen used the quilt as a visual aid for lectures she gave on astronomy in the towns of West Branch, Moscow, and Lone Tree, Iowa. Astronomy was an acceptable interest for women in the nineteenth century and was sometimes even fostered in their education.”

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Solar system quilt, made by astronomer Ellen Harding Baker of Cedar County, Iowa in 1876 – early citizen science meets science-inspired art.

Ellen used the quilt as a visual aid for lectures she gave on astronomy in the towns of West Branch, Moscow, and Lone Tree, Iowa. Astronomy was an acceptable interest for women in the nineteenth century and was sometimes even fostered in their education.”

(via explore-blog)

etsy:

Jimmy McBride: stellar quilts.

WHAT.  These are amazeballs.

(via etsy)