Today in 1839 New York University professor John Draper takes the first celestial photograph, a daguerreotype of the moon.
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Floor plan & visitor information
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024
Phone (212) 873-3400
TTY (212) 873-7489
Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday - 10am-6pm
Friday - 10am-8pm
Sunday - 11am-5pm
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday-Friday - 9am–3pm
Saturday - 10am–1pm