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Written in the stars

Mapping the Cosmos, the first of four scheduled exhibits on mapping at the Walters Art Museum, presents images of the universe taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, a large observatory in space that provides deep, clear views of the universe and has the capability to gather images of extremely remote galaxies. The exhibit, organized in collaboration with the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Johns Hopkins University, runs from Saturday through July 27.

Exhibit hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays. Free. The museum is at 600 N. Charles St. Call 410-547-9000 or go to thewalters.org.


Anatomy of an exhibit

The Maryland Science Center hosts BODY WORLDS 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies Saturday through March 16. Displays of whole bodies, individual organs and body slices demonstrate human anatomy and physiology and the results of lifestyle choices. Plastination, a process that replaces fluids and fat with plastics, polymers and epoxy resin, allows the permanent preservation of the specimens. More than 22 million people worldwide have viewed the acclaimed exhibit, created by German physician and anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens.

The exhibit is open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Admission is $13-$24. The Science Center is at 601 Light St. Call 410-685-5225 or go to mdsci.org.


Distinguished pianist

Dynamic pianist Awadagin Pratt made news nearly two decades ago as the first student in the long history of the Peabody Institute to receive three different diplomas - piano, violin and conducting. When he returns to the school tomorrow night to give what promises to be an action-packed recital, he'll receive yet another distinction from Peabody: the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award. Pratt, who puts a highly individualistic stamp on just about everything, will play sonatas by Beethoven and Liszt, as well as his own transcription of a work by Bach.

The recital is at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Peabody Institute, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place. Tickets are $5-$15. Call 410-659-8100, ext. 2.


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