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The Sun As Art
02.06.12
 
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A new interactive NASA art exhibit opens February 9 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore that will showcase stunning images of the sun.

Called "Sun As Art," the collection consists of 20 full-color, high-resolution images of the star with which we live. Some of the pieces stand alone, beautiful images that hold true to the original picture. Others have been modified: one looks like an Andy Warhol painting; another like an orange. Several pieces in the collection have an interactive component where visitors using smart phones can scan a QR code and watch the particular solar event that inspired the finished image.

The exhibit is the brainchild of Dr. Steele Hill, a media specialist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Hill selected images from some of the agency's solar missions to showcase incredible details of the sun in a unique way.

The exhibit will be on display for three months before traveling to other venues across the country. The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street, Baltimore, Md. The content is also available online at: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/art.php.

For Maryland Science Center hours and exhibit information, visit:
http://www.mdsci.org
For more information about NASA's solar missions, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/sunearth