From October 26, 2013 through January 12, 2014 in Special Exhibition Galleries


Bill Finger (American, b. 1961). Floating in a Most Peculiar Way, 2012. From the series Ground Control. Digital inkjet print with pigmented ink on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper. George Eastman House. Gift of the photographer. ©Bill Finger

To complement The History of Space Photography, Eastman House has organized Astro-Visions, which draws from our rich collections to explore how scientists, photographers, and filmmakers have incorporated images of outer space into their work. Among the items on display are examples of how scientists illustrated astral bodies before photography, film stills from Georges Méliès’s A Trip to the Moon and Roger Vadim’s Barbarella, and photographs by Bill Finger depicting an imaginary world in which an astronaut gives up everything to live on Mars. The exhibition is science–meets–science fiction, presenting the ways humans have illustrated their ideas of the cosmos from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

Donald Pettit: An Astronaut’s Guide to Photography in Space (Free to Members)

Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre.


NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit, PhD, a three-time space explorer has logged more than 370 days orbiting Earth and over thirteen EVA (spacewalking) hours—Pettit has amassed an extraordinary portfolio of long-exposure outer space photos he calls “star trails.”

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