The History of Space Photography

 
January 15 to March 21, 2014
Opening Reception:  Wednesday, January 15, 5-7 PM
 
From the earliest black-and-white photographs of the moon to the most recent images taken from the Mars Curiosity rover, The History of Space Photography exhibition features 50 noteworthy images from the last 50 years of space exploration. 
 
These stunning and beautiful visuals, including video projections of celestial animations, were captured by astronauts, astronomers, and data visualization experts.   
 
Grand Valley State University Art Gallery is pleased to share these historic cosmic images with you.  The History of Space Photography exhibition is organized by the California/ International Arts Foundation and is guest curated by Jay Belloli, former Director of Gallery Programs at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
 
GALAXY: The galaxy Messier 101 is a swirling spiral of stars, gas, and dust. It is nearly twice as wide as our Milky Way galaxy. Spitzer's view, taken in infrared light, reveals dust clouds as yellow-green filaments. Such dust clouds are where new stars can form.  Astronomers can use infrared light to examine the dust clouds where stars are born. 2009 (NASA/JPL-Caltech/K. Gordon (STScI))

Upcoming Events:

Please see our Event Calendar for upcoming events relating to this exhibition.

Resource Links:

GVSU Art Gallery, Art Gallery Online Collections and the Art at GVSU Mobile App:
http://www.gvsu.edu/artgallery/

The History of Space Photography Collection at GVSU:
http://gvsuartgallery.org/pawtucket/index.php/Search/Index?search=2013.70.*

Big History Project:
https://course.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

25 Years of Space Photography:
http://calteches.library.caltech.edu/594/2/Space.pdf

NASA:
http://www.nasa.gov

STEM to STEAM:
http://stemtosteam.org

IMLS 21st century Skills:
http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/AssetManager/293.PDF

GVSU Art Gallery hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10 AM to 7 PM on Thursdays. 

GVSU Art Gallery is located at 1121 Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Metered parking available in the Kirkhof lot.

Call the Art Gallery at (616) 331-2563 for more information.

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