Current Exhibits

Comet Finder: Dr. William R. Brooks

A man in a black suit standing with his eye to an old-fashioned telescope.Astronomer and comet finder William Brooks lived and worked in Geneva from 1887 until his death in 1921. He was the second most prolific visual finder of comets in the history of astronomy, having documented 27 over the course of his life. Sixteen of these he found from his observatory in Geneva. Learn more about his life in the town and see several artifacts associated with him in this exhibit.

Open January 13 through April 2024.