Adventures in Art & Space

What do the University of Iowa, NASA, and contemporary art have in common? On September 19, all three will be combined for a special event you don’t want to miss!

On August 24, NASA launched twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) in a mission established to investigate the dynamic environment of the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts—a key discovery by UI professor James Van Allen in 1958, to better help scientists improve space weather forecasts.

Craig Kletzing, University of Iowa F. Wendell Miller professor of physics and astronomy, assisted in this mission and was the principal investigator for the UI team that designed the Electromagnetic Instrument Suite with Integrated Science (EMFISIS) used.

In this upcoming Lifelong Learning event, Dr. Kletzing will discuss this launch and will address how the UI physics and astronomy department continues to expand on Van Allen’s research.

Afterwards, enjoy art from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum traveling exhibition titled “NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration”. This spectacular collection features 72 works of art (paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures) that span the entire history of NASA, featuring well-known contributors including Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jamie Wyeth.

To register and learn about other UIAA Lifelong Learning events, click here.

Whit France-Kelly
Assistant Director of Alumni Programs

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