I thought some of you might be interested in this exhibit - There
will be a talk by the artist, who is a co-worker here at JPL, on
March 18 at 7 p.m. followed by telescopes provided by JPL and
sidewalk astronomers. Dan says: "I'm giving a talk on Sunday March
18th @ 7pm in conjunction with the "hidden light" show at PMCA. It
will be and a Kepler Mission scientist and engineer talking about
planet finding as well as space art that is not paintings. The museum
has an amazing deck and we were hoping to have a couple telescopes,
JPL visual strategist Dan Goods applies some of the complex
principles studied at the Laboratory to his artwork in a project
called "The Hidden Light," now underway through April 8 at the
Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Goods' work makes scientific phenomena more accessible and
meaningful. The Hidden Light begins with the idea that some physical
entities in the universe are hidden or invisible until scientists
discover new ways for understanding or seeing them.
In the installation, the film projection depicting planets in space
is washed out by another projection until the viewer casts a shadow
on the wall. The process directly refers to how astronomers at JPL
invent tools with which to find and see planets in the far reaches of
space that are hidden by the light of stars. By activating the space
of the installation, the museum visitor will also discover how to see
The Hidden Light is presented in the museum's Project Room, a
700-square-foot gallery devoted to installations by early and
mid-career California artists. Artists chosen to participate are
charged with transforming the space through site-specific
installations. With a selection of artists working in a variety of
media, the Project Room was designed to present a vital cross-section
of the diverse work being produced in California.
The museum is located at 490 E. Union St. Admission is free for
museum members, $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students. Call
626-568-3665 or visit www.pmcaonline.org.
Jane Houston Jones
Senior Outreach Specialist, Cassini Program
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 230-205
Pasadena, CA 91109 818-393-6435
Cassini Saturn Observation Campaign
It's clear tonight in Monrovia, and Saturn is in the evening sky, so
Jane and I thought we'd set up our telescopes at Myrtle & Lime. We'll
be there from at least 6:00 'til 8:00 p.m.
You might have heard that there is a total lunar eclipse today.
Unfortunately by the time the full moon rises here in California, the
most visible part of the eclipse will be over. We'll have a full moon
with no shadows and lots of bright highlights to explore.
Old Town Astronomers: http://www.otastro.org