In the smaller display case, right outside the Archives, is an exhibit celebrating the 110th anniversary of the discovery of the Morehouse Comet. Alumnus, astronomy professor, and Drake President (1922-1941) Daniel Walter Morehouse, discovered the comet that bears his name, in 1908 at Yerkes Observatory. He was awarded the Donahue Comet Medal for his discovery.
And during September, a book display by Professor Eduardo Garcia Villada will spotlight Hispanic Heritage Month. This display is in the Library’s Reading Room atrium.
The public is welcome to view both exhibits during regular Cowles Library hours.