SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, July 15, 2016 7:30pm
Sketching the Night Sky:
The Art Of Astronomy
Jane Rix will be featured at the July meeting of the St. Louis Astronomical Society. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM Friday, July 15, in McDonnell Hall, Room 162, on the Washington University campus, Saint Louis, MO 63130. McDonnell Hall is accessible from Forsyth Boulevard via Tolman Way.
Sketches of the sky have been made since hu-mans could first draw. As time has pro-gressed, many amateur astronomers have moved on to digital photography to record the view through a telescope. However, drawing the sky can create a greater bond and under-standing of the objects being viewed.
Jane Rix is a self-taught artist whose main body of work includes realistic portrait pencil sketch-es. Learning to draw well is about learning how to "see" things and the relationship the item has with other objects. This program will be a hands-on exercise that demonstrates how to "see" and how to work through the issues that develop during drawing. This presenta-tion is for the beginner as well as for more advanced artists.
August 20, 2016: 2017 Eclipse - One Year Out - John Wharton, SLSC
September: Gary Gackstatter – Archeoastronomy
October: Dr. Katermerch, Washington U. – LIGO,
November: Dr. Bill McKinnon TBA
April 2017: Kevin Evans – Weaubleau Impact Structure
Introduction of Officers and Visitors
Main Speaker: Jane Rix
Astro 101: Wayne Clark
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