LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the United Nations!
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the City Hall of Grand Junction, CO
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Chabot Science Center in Oakland, CA
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Shasta County Library in Redding, CA
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Palos Verdes Library, in Rolling Hills Estates, CA
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Richland Public Library, in WA
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Fiske Planetarium, in Boulder, CO
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the US Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, CO
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Kennedy Space Center, FL
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, FL
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Brevard Community College Planetarium and Observatory in Cocoa,FL
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Don Harrington Discovery Center in Amarillo, TX
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the ArtSpace at the College of Southern Nevada, Cheyenne Campus, NV
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Loma Linda Public Library in Loma Linda, CA
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Keokuk Art Center in Keokuk, IA
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS goes to the Broward County Main Library in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS Broward County Library in Pembroke Pines, FL
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS Rockville Library in Rockville, MD
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, MA
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS The Children's Museum, Hartford, CT
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, Winchester, VA
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, OH
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS North Museum of Natural History and Science in Lancaster, PA.
LATEST NEWS: SUNWORKS McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH.
A new art exhibit on the Sun called SunWorks is about to begin its show tour. The 24 pieces in SunWorks were selected from over 500 submissions to the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory's "SunWorks" art contest that ran for 10 months and ended in March 2006. All entries had to have some thematic tie-in to the Sun. Images of all media were accepted from around the world. Artists were grouped by Grades 4-8; Grades 9-12, and adults with monthly prizes awarded in each group. The best of the best were selected; the pieces were sent to us; then we had them framed and mounted for SunWorks. The exhibit schedule is still being developed, but it will be listed here once it comes into better focus. We do plan to have our grand opening at the U.N.'s International Heliophysical Year in Vienna, Austria, in late February.
Artists from seven different countries were willing to share their creations through the SunWorks exhibit. The pieces are wildly original and diverse. These include a 30-inch aluminum Sun, an exotic solar face mask, a sun made of Lego blocks, an imaginative stained glass solar themed construction, and a blown glass plate that looks amazingly sun-like. All of the art pieces are featured in a PDF file (6.0M)
The show's major sponsor is the Outreach and Education Program for IHY (International Heliophysical Year) whose goal is to "demonstrate the beauty, relevance and significance of Space and Earth Science to the world." They have already developed programs though partnerships with many organizations worldwide and are supported by the United Nations. Another sponsor is SOHO, even though it's the Heliophysics Division of NASA that is co-sponsoring the event. Since 1996 the SOHO spacecraft has studied the Sun 24 hours a day from a point one million miles towards the Sun from Earth. SOHO has contributed immensely to our understanding of the Sun, its influence on the heliosphere and effects on our lives here on Earth.
(If interested in bringing SunWorks to your venue, please contact Steele Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org)
SunWorks Exhibit Premieres in Vienna, Austria
The IHY Opening Ceremony was held in conjunction with the STSC session (Science and Technology Subcommittee of the Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space) at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria on February 19, 2007. This event included over 50 poster exhibits from participating IHY nations and programs and an opening ceremony in the rotunda of the Vienna International Center. Additionally, the unique "Sunworks" art exhibit featuring original artwork from around the world premiered at this event. Here are some photos from this opening. We should be able to post more when we get them.
SunWorks Exhibit in the City Hall of Grand Junction, Colorado
SunWorks Exhibit at the Chabot Science Center in Oakland, CA
SunWorks was exhibited at the Chabot Science Center in Oakland, CA until about early August 2007. For more information also check: http://www.chabotspace.org/
SunWorks Exhibit at the Shasta County Library in Redding, CA
SunWorks Exhibit at the Palos Verdes Library in Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Three of the artists whose works are in the exhibit visit the show. They are Amy Tan, Jeffrey Tan and Laurie Knight. Credit: Tom Underhill, Palos Peninsula News.
SunWorks Exhibit at the Richland Public Library, WA
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SunWorks Exhibit at the Fiske Planetarium, in Boulder, CO
Photo credits: Jim Stryder.
SunWorks Exhibit at the US Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, CO
Photo credits: Jim Stryder and Delores Knipp.
SunWorks Exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex (near the IMAX Theatre) until June 13, 2008
SunWorks Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, FL
Photo credits: Jim Stryder.
SunWorks Exhibit at the Brevard Community College Planetarium and Observatory in Cocoa, FL.
Photo credits: Marilyn Cook.