Member Posts

Info about upcoming exhibitions, talks, books, articles in magazines, calls for art, workshops, etc., for the IAAA membership to see.

“Space hamburger” spotted in astronomical first

“Space hamburger” spotted in astronomical first

An illustration of a hamburger-shaped accretion disk feeding a young protostar, and the jets of gaseous material ejected from the young star’s north and south poles

Our Alien Earth has launched!

Our Alien Earth has launched!

Do you want to walk on the surface of another planet?  Do you yearn to see alien skies filled with incredible sights?  Then you should check out the Patreon project … Continue reading Our Alien Earth has launched!

New IAAA logo!

New IAAA logo!

Hey Gang! Check out the new IAAA logo! This one is well suited for use in digital signatures or on web sites or business cards. Just like the old NASA … Continue reading New IAAA logo!

The Art of Planetary Sciences Art show, DPS

The Art of Planetary Sciences Art show, DPS

Members of the IAAA were invited to show this past October at The 48th American Astronomical Societies, Division of Planetary Sciences, The Art of Planetary Sciences Art show.. Whew! We … Continue reading The Art of Planetary Sciences Art show, DPS

IAAA at the AIAA Space 2016 Forum and Exposition

IAAA at the AIAA Space 2016 Forum and Exposition

During the week of September 12-16, 2016, the IAAA put on an art show exhibit at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SPACE 2016 Forum and Exposition, held … Continue reading IAAA at the AIAA Space 2016 Forum and Exposition

The Tucson-Chapter celebrates Osiris REx!

The Tucson-Chapter celebrates Osiris REx!

Did you know that Mayor Jonathan Rothchild declared September “Space Exploration Month” in Tucson? We are celebrating the declaration of Space Exploration Month! Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in association with … Continue reading The Tucson-Chapter celebrates Osiris REx!

MOL Art from the Collection of John B. Charles

MOL Art from the Collection of John B. Charles

MOL Art from the Collection of John B. Charles August through September 2016 Evelyn Meador Branch Library (Seabrook, Texas) 2400 North Meyer Avenue, Seabrook, TX 77586 (Found on the collectSPACE … Continue reading MOL Art from the Collection of John B. Charles

Vero Beach Museum of Art: “Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA”

Vero Beach Museum of Art: “Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA”

Vero Beach Museum of Art (Florida) Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA June 25, 2016 – September 25, 2016 3001 Riverside Park Dr, Vero Beach, FL … Continue reading Vero Beach Museum of Art: “Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA”

Space Art on Display

Space Art on Display

My impressionistic space art is on display at the Misciagna Family Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Penn State University, Altoona Campus. The Juried Arts Exhibit is … Continue reading Space Art on Display

Jupiter Clergy Stole and Others

Jupiter Clergy Stole and Others

You may know that the mainstay, at least financially, for AFTS is clergy stoles and banners. I often take elements of space art to create stoles and banners. We print … Continue reading Jupiter Clergy Stole and Others

Here are all current member posts.

“Space hamburger” spotted in astronomical first

By Yin-Chih tsai | July 16, 2017

An illustration of a hamburger-shaped accretion disk feeding a young protostar, and the jets of gaseous material ejected from the young star’s north and south poles

Our Alien Earth has launched!

By Jon Ramer | April 3, 2017

Do you want to walk on the surface of another planet?  Do you yearn to see alien skies filled with incredible sights?  Then you should check out the Patreon project “Our Alien Earth” at “https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4818090”.  Our Alien Earth is a project by space artists from the IAAA to show how and why places on Earth look … Continue reading Our Alien Earth has launched!

New IAAA logo!

By Jon Ramer | December 1, 2016

Hey Gang! Check out the new IAAA logo! This one is well suited for use in digital signatures or on web sites or business cards. Just like the old NASA “meatball” logo, the old IAAA logo can still be used, the Board just felt it was time to “modernize” and give members more options. JPEG … Continue reading New IAAA logo!

The Art of Planetary Sciences Art show, DPS

By Simon Kregar | November 2, 2016

Members of the IAAA were invited to show this past October at The 48th American Astronomical Societies, Division of Planetary Sciences, The Art of Planetary Sciences Art show.. Whew! We had a number of IAAA artists showing this year, Marilynn Flynn, Michelle Rouch, Samuel Dietze, Mark Pestana, Lucy West-Binnal, Michael Carroll, Simon Kregar, and Dave … Continue reading The Art of Planetary Sciences Art show, DPS

IAAA at the AIAA Space 2016 Forum and Exposition

By Aldo Spadoni | September 30, 2016

During the week of September 12-16, 2016, the IAAA put on an art show exhibit at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SPACE 2016 Forum and Exposition, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California. Here I am along with fellow IAAA space artists, AIAA members, and great pals, Michelle Rouch … Continue reading IAAA at the AIAA Space 2016 Forum and Exposition

The Tucson-Chapter celebrates Osiris REx!

By Simon Kregar | September 3, 2016

Did you know that Mayor Jonathan Rothchild declared September “Space Exploration Month” in Tucson? We are celebrating the declaration of Space Exploration Month! Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in association with the University of Arizona, R Bar, and Maynards Market Place, Time in Cosmology will feature “Space Exploration Night” which includes the famous Physics Bus and … Continue reading The Tucson-Chapter celebrates Osiris REx!

MOL Art from the Collection of John B. Charles

By Dave Ginsberg | August 9, 2016

MOL Art from the Collection of John B. Charles August through September 2016 Evelyn Meador Branch Library (Seabrook, Texas) 2400 North Meyer Avenue, Seabrook, TX 77586 (Found on the collectSPACE member forum.) From the collectSPACE member forum. John’s collection of vintage paintings illustrating the U.S. Air Force’s Manned Orbiting Laboratory is on display now through … Continue reading MOL Art from the Collection of John B. Charles

Vero Beach Museum of Art: “Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA”

By Dave Ginsberg | July 16, 2016

Vero Beach Museum of Art (Florida) Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA June 25, 2016 – September 25, 2016 3001 Riverside Park Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963 (Found on the collectSPACE member forum.) From the website: “Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA,” opening June 25 in the … Continue reading Vero Beach Museum of Art: “Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA”

Space Art on Display

By Sam Dietze | May 18, 2016

My impressionistic space art is on display at the Misciagna Family Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Penn State University, Altoona Campus. The Juried Arts Exhibit is part of the Blair County Arts Festival which runs through this weekend (http://www.blaircountyartsfestival.org). The paintings, both oil on canvas, 48″x36″, are entitled “Exploring Exploding Galaxies”, … Continue reading Space Art on Display

Jupiter Clergy Stole and Others

By Julie Jones | May 7, 2016

You may know that the mainstay, at least financially, for AFTS is clergy stoles and banners. I often take elements of space art to create stoles and banners. We print our own fabric, using our own art.

My Review of Imagined Futures at Pivot Art + Culture

By Christopher Doll | May 5, 2016

I’ve just posted a full review with photos of the Imagined Futures exhibit at Pivot Art + Culture in Seattle. It was a wonderful exhibit and I hope that the Paul Allen Institute offers follow-up exhibits in the future. It’s well worth the trip if you can make it before the show closes July 10, … Continue reading My Review of Imagined Futures at Pivot Art + Culture

Imagined Futures Now Open in Seattle

By Christopher Doll | April 12, 2016

For those of you fortunate enough to be near Seattle Washington, a new exhibit has opened in the newly opened, Paul Allen owned Pivot Art + Culture Gallery. The show runs through July, and features a great collection of original artwork including this classic by Chesley Bonestell: Here’s a quote from the Pivot Art + … Continue reading Imagined Futures Now Open in Seattle

2016 Arizona Governors Arts Awards

By Simon Kregar | March 4, 2016

The Tucson-Chapter of the IAAA has been nominated for the 2016 Governors Arts Award in Arizona in the category of Organization for our work with STEM outreach and the development of the multiple art shows we arranged last year! We were honored to have letters of recommendation sent in by Dr. Timothy Swindle, the director … Continue reading 2016 Arizona Governors Arts Awards

Exhibit at the London Science Museum

“Cosmonauts” exhibition at the London Science Museum

By Nick Stevens | February 23, 2016

Return to Cosmonauts I returned to the Cosmonauts exhibition recently, and was delighted to see that they now permit photography. Attached ate shots of the actual Vostok 6 capsule which carried Valentona Tereshkova, Two different space suits, (one for Mars and one for EVA), and a Lunokhod, the first rover to operate on another world. … Continue reading “Cosmonauts” exhibition at the London Science Museum

Congratulations to our new Fellow!

By David A. Hardy | December 27, 2015

Every two years the IAAA Fellows nominate and vote to elect a new Fellow (the number now standing at around 27). As Director of Fellows I am delighted to announce that our new Fellow for 2015 is none other than our President (who many members will have assumed already was a Fellow!): Jon Ramer. Don’t … Continue reading Congratulations to our new Fellow!

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Anyone recognize this painting?

By Jon Ramer | November 29, 2015

Hi Folks, Got a contact note from a person asking about this painting. He’s trying to identify the artist and provenance. He suspects it may be an Albert Beirstadt from around 1860. The red circle in the center is to point out the image of a comet in the sky. If anyone has any ideas … Continue reading Anyone recognize this painting?

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Call for Abstracts: CASI ASTRO 2016 Conference

By Bettina Forget | November 24, 2015

Hello IAAAers! You may be interested in the Call for Abstracts for the ASTRO 2016 conference, which is organized every two years by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI). At the ASTRO conference government, industry and academia meet to discuss space-related issues. In the 2016 edition, for the first time, there will be an … Continue reading Call for Abstracts: CASI ASTRO 2016 Conference

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Space Art exhibit in Vancouver

By Jon Ramer | November 21, 2015

Hi Folks, The IAAA just wrapped up another art exhibit in Vancouver, Canada. The Canadian Space Society showed our modular exhibit at the Vancouver Space Museum, from 5 to 20 November 2015. It was placed in the meeting area where hundreds of school children gathered every day between tours. Apparently it was very popular with … Continue reading Space Art exhibit in Vancouver

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Bhen is back!

By Jon Ramer | November 12, 2015

For those of you who know (and maybe love?) Dave Hardy’s green alien, Bhen, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his first appearance on the cover in 1975, Fantasy & Science Fiction has put up a great ‘retrospective’ at: https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/blog/2015/11/04/a-gallery-of-bhen-fandsf-covers/ There is even an interview with Bhen here! https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/blog/2015/11/06/interview-bhen/

Passing of a Great One

By Jon Ramer | November 12, 2015

Sad news, the long-time space art friend and advocate Fred Durant passed away on 21 Oct 2015. Read his touching obituary written by Ron Miller and Randy Liebermann at : http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Frederick-Durant&lc=9804&pid=176201688&uuid=9577b283-eab4-4fa5-a25e-1a981280c04b

New AWB Astro Artist of the Month

By Jon Ramer | November 12, 2015

Bettina Forget is AstroArtist of the Month (a role previously held by Jon Ramer, Dan Durda, David Hardy, and Bill Hartmann) on Astronomers Without Borders. See her story here.

IAAA Member Pin

IAAA Member pins!

By Jon Ramer | November 8, 2015

Hi Folks! We have ordered and received a batch of NEW membership pins! You can buy them in the IAAA store for a mere $5 each plus shipping. Wouldn’t it be great to have an extra pin? Now you can!

Visions of Space – Setting Up

By Nick Stevens | November 5, 2015

Setting Up! Thanks to David A Hardy for the photos – Setting up for the Visions of Space exhibition, by the British Interplanetary Society in Wells.

Mimas Dawn by Nick Stevens

Visions of Space

By Nick Stevens | October 26, 2015

The British Interplanetary Society is holding a gallery exhibition in the city of Bath. http://www.bis-space.com/2015/08/25/15130/visions-of-space Work by many of the British members of the IAAA will be on display there! Date: 7-21 November 2015 Start Time: 11 am End Time: 4 pm Venue: Wells and Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE

Total eclipse of the Sun

Workshop 2017

By Jon Ramer | October 26, 2015

Hey Folks – on 21 Aug 2017 a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE will pass right across the United States and we are going to have a front row seat! Plans are to stay at the 7N Ranch and Heise Resort in north eastern Idaho, less than five miles from the center line of totality, arriving 19 … Continue reading Workshop 2017

Biosphere 2

Workshop 2016

By Jon Ramer | October 25, 2015

Looking for an analogy for an off world settlement? Interested in how settling the solar system will look? We have the destination for you! We are delighted to announce the 2016 IAAA Workshop at Biosphere 2! The Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems science research facility. Its mission is to serve as a center for research, … Continue reading Workshop 2016

Web site punchlist

By Jon Ramer | October 19, 2015

Hi Folks, This note is where everyone can post bugs found on the website so the site managers can fix them.  Feel free to add to this list as needed.  Right now we have the following items open: Added artist credit to images on pages Want to add individual galleries for members Working on adding … Continue reading Web site punchlist

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Sample ring maps

By Nick Stevens | October 18, 2015

Here’s a sample image made using the ring maps available on the Reference Material page. It’s not intended as a finished piece, just to show you what can be done by applying the ring maps to a ‘washer’ shape placed around a planet.  

The New IAAA Site

By Christopher Doll | August 8, 2015

The new IAAA website is built to provide visitors with a variety of astronomical content.  We have a new Gallery feature, Workshops reports, a library of references and books, an archive of previous newsletters, as well as lots of new member-only materials.  Take a look around and feel free to leave comments as we continue to … Continue reading The New IAAA Site

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Nostalgia for the Future at Visual Voice Gallery

By Jon Ramer | January 13, 2015

In December 2014 IAAA Fellows David A. Hardy and William K. Hartman took part in an astronomical art exhibition which looked back at looking forward. Titled Nostalgia for the Future, the show was presented at Visual Voice Gallery in Montreal, Canada, an art gallery specializing in showcasing art which creates a connection with science. Visual … Continue reading Nostalgia for the Future at Visual Voice Gallery