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, weather
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
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