Becoming Galactic: Citizens of the Galaxy

December 3, 2013, 5:30 to 7:30 PM at UC San Diego's Atkinson Hall Auditorium

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Presented by Clarke Center Visiting Scholar Jon Lomberg

The word cosmopolitan literally means a citizen of the Cosmos. Our generation is emerging into the Milky Way, and becoming a planetary species. Jon Lomberg shows some ways that an artist can respond to this amazing fact, combining physics and artistry to create the "cosmic perspective" advocated by Lomberg's friend and long-time collaborator, Carl Sagan. He will feature a description of his unique Galaxy Garden.

Jon Lomberg is one of the foremost artists inspired by astronomy. His 25 year partnership with Carl Sagan produced some of the most important science inspired art of our time, including EMMY Award winning work as Chief Artist for the original TV series COSMOS. He was Design Director of NASA’s legendary Voyager Interstellar Record, humanity’s self-portrait launched on a billion year voyage to the stars.

We are grateful to the Change Happens Foundation for sponsoring this event.

Light refreshments served from 5:30 to 6:00 | Free to the public | RSVP

Jon Lomberg will also be conducting the Galaxy Garden workshop at UC San Diego on Saturday, December 7 from 10am to 4pm. The workshop is open to the public. Click here for details.


You may park in lot P502, which is on Voigt Drive across the street from Atkinson Hail; however, you must have a parking permit to do so, and the closest parking permit machine is at the Hopkins parking structure. Please buy a permit first. They cost $4 after 4:30 PM.