Transport the Soul © Brad Goldpaint

June 1-September 29, 2019
Holmes Gallery

This exhibition will feature approximately sixty photographs of celestial spectacle chosen from entries to the photography competition Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Each year since 2009 the Royal Observatory in London has invited entries in categories such as aurorae, galaxies, moon, sun, people and space, planets, comets and asteroids, skyscapes, and stars and nebulae. In 2018, a judging panel comprised of curators, astronomers, and artists chose from 4,200 spectacular entries from enthusiastic amateurs and professional photographers, taken from 91 countries spanning the globe. Visitors to the exhibition will see images such as a mesmerizing mosaic of the Great Orion and the Running Man Nebula, a magical scene of an Aurora Borealis exploding over the south coast of Iceland, and a solar transit of the International Space Station between the massive sunspots.