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Current Exhibition

Monday, March 19, 2018 to Saturday, April 28, 2018
Reception - Donald Pettit and Peter A. Blacksberg opening remarks at 3:15 pm : Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 03:00 to 06:30

Premiere exhibition of large-format photographic prints taken by American astronaut Donald Pettit from the International Space Station. Stunning views of cities at night, lightning sparking across night skies, aurora, and planetary phenomena captured with meticulous precision using time-lapse, long exposure, and split-second timing.

Donald R. Pettit is a NASA astronaut. He began his venture into photography in 1965 with a Kodak Brownie, and by 1975, had moved up to a Nikon F with a Photomic FTN Finder, documenting high-speed processes of breaking glass, bullets in motion, water droplets, and hummingbirds in flight using a Honeywell Strobe and a homemade sound-activated trigger. When the... ... (Read more)