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 permitting."

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 unseen.

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

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