What: "Exploring the Cosmos by Spacecraft and Paint Brush" with astronomer, artist & author William K. Hartmann, Ph.D.
Who: William Hartmann is the senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson and was an investigator on the Mariner 9 Mars probe which mapped the Red Planet in 1972. An asteroid (#3341) is named for him. He has written and illustrated several astronomy textbooks, and also co-authored and co-illustrated five pictoral books of space art. He has recently written his first critically-acclaimed science fiction novel Mars Underground. His paintings are on display in collections in the U.S, Russia, France, and Italy, and have been on exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m.
Where: Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Stargazing & Meteor Shower Watch Follows, 8:30 PM Free Admission
Gallery open 6:30 â€“ 7:00 PM
(Stargazing subject to weather condition cancellation; email firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP due prior to November 17.
Exhibit Admission: $3; on view until Dec. 13; free parking