Although Earth and Mars were created together five billion years ago, our planet has evolved with life, while Mars is a cold, mostly dry planet. “Earth and Mars: A Reflection,” is a fusion of art and science, with images and essays that celebrate the life-sustaining nature of our planet and the mystery of Mars. Stephen Strom, a Harvard-educated astronomer, will talk about the book he helped create.
Skateboarder turned photographer John Carbis opens his first exhibition at the Bokeh Gallery. “2015: A Phoenix Odyssey” was captured during the last two years as Carbis skateboarded around the downtown area. His photographs capture the gritty underbelly of Phoenix and all are taken within the last 20 minutes of daylight creating spectacularly rich and intense colors. He also doesn't utilize post-production software and instead captures two to three images at one time to make for a very unique finished photograph. His work is on display until August 30th.
The Grand Canyon Association is launching a fundraising campaign to renovate Kolb Studio, a 109-year-old building perched on the edge of the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Kolb Studio served for decades as a business and home for brothers Emery and Ellsworth Kolb. They photographed hikers and tourists starting down the Bright Angel Trail. Their images helped document the Grand Canyon and early tourism in the West. Helen Ranney, Assistant Director of Philanthropy for the Grand Canyon Association, will talk about the Kolb Studio and the fundraising effort.
ASU Professor Mark Robinson, the principal investigator for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), discusses “Lunar Landscapes,” an exhibition of LROC images using large-scale panoramic panels and digital projection.
A look at the contemporary Western-American art of Ludvic now on exhibition at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg.
Ballet Arizona Executive Director Alison Johnston and Arizona Opera General Director Scott Altman talk about teaming-up with the Phoenix Symphony for a special performance early next year. They also speak about the new performance venues their organizations are building.
During the month of November, visitors to monOrchid gallery in downtown Phoenix have been able to take a tour of the Moon. “Lunar Landscapes” is an exhibition of large format images acquired by a team of scientists at ASU using cameras aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The images are online at lroc.asu.edu.
ASU Professor Mark Robinson, the principal investigator for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), provides a preview of “Lunar Landscapes,” an exhibition of LROC images using large-scale panoramic panels and digital projection. The exhibition opens November 2nd at the monOrchid gallery in Phoenix.
Get ready to ride the light rail when it rolls out for a public grand opening on December 27. METRO CEO Rick Simonetta previews the new method of public transportation for the Valley of the Sun.
METRO Light Rail Ride Guide
The Large Binocular Telescope on Mount Graham in southeastern Arizona is the world�s largest telescope. Arizona universities own 25 percent of the telescope. The device is expected to provide images 10 times sharper than the Hubble Telescope. Richard Green of the University of Arizona will tell us more about it.