These star charts were part of a guidance and navigation (G&N) dictionary carried by the Apollo 11 lunar module when it reached the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969.
Inside the module, the computer that provided navigation and guidance required astronauts to use a telescope to sight three stars, find their locations on the gridded star chart, and enter their numerical codes into the computer. Triangulating from this information, the computer would redirect the spacecraft onto a desired trajectory.
HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (1985) - FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Movie posters (Part 5/10)
If Martin Scorcese is America’s most famous cinephile, FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT was definitely France’s.
A movie lover as well as a critic, he adored foreign movies including the ones of Alfred Hitchcock (see Part 4) whom he struck a friendship having interview him many times for les Cahiers du Cinema.
Those fascinating interviews between 2 cinema giants were first compiled and first released in 1967. Then rereleased in 1985 as a hardcover book. The great rare French poster above is advertising that release.
In October 2014 all the NOUVELLE VAGUE movie posters are On SALE
The poster above courtesy of ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY
Cindy Brewer has devoted much of her career to helping other people make better maps. By bringing research on visual perception to bear on design, Brewer says, cartographers can make maps that are more effective and more intuitive to understand. Many of the same lessons apply equally well to other types of data visualization.