Celestial Inspiration at Flandrau

July 20, 2015

Visions of planetary discovery and strange new moons are part of a new exhibit, "The Heritage of Astronomical Art in Arizona," on display through Aug. 30 at the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium on the University of Arizona campus.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Tucson chapter of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, or IAAA. The IAAA is a nonprofit organization whose members implement and participate in astronomical and space art projects, promote education about space art, and foster international cooperation in artistic work inspired by the exploration of the universe.

Members whose work is part of the exhibit include Earl Billick, Adam Block, Marilynn Flynn, William Hartmann, Theresa Hentz, Dinah Jasensky, Simon Kregar, Pamela Lee, Kim Poor, Mark Prusten, Michelle Rouch, Jim Scotti, Reid Silvern and Matthew Stricker.

Flandrau's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 520-621-4516.