The Atmosphere Exposed: Photographs of Halos, Mirages, Iridescent Clouds... and more!
January 9 - April 27, 2012
Ben Hattenbach, Geomagnetic Storm1.
Central Alaska, USA. 2-2009
Located at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. This resplendent array of forty-four printed photographs captures stunning atmospheric conditions. Images depicting the interplay of light’s interaction with the Earth’s atmosphere and its landscape feature entries from scientists, meteorologists, and amateur photographers from around the world. In themselves, the photographs are wondrous to behold; for those interested in delving into the scientific explanation of these phenomena, accompanying understanding is made possible through nine interpretative panels furnished through the courtesy of Dr. Les Cowley from his “Atmospheric Optics” web site (http://www.atoptics.co.uk)* and Dr. Charles Adler, St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The exhibition is accompanied by a digital display of the original photographic entries.
Jesper Grønne, Arc of Northern Light. Silkeborg, Denmark.
The show will be moving to The American Center for Physics from May 8, to October 2012.
The press release for that show can be found here.
To learn more about the exhibit in general read here.
If you are interested in hosting the exhibit, or would like to learn more please contact
Dr. Charles Adler, Chair of Physics, Saint Mary's College of Maryland
CLAdler@smcm.edu or (240)-895-4343
Tamás Ábrahám, Crepuscular Rays in the Zsámbék Basin.
Zsámbék, Hungary. 8-16-2008
The display can be found on the third floor of the National Science Foundation. View the slideshow of photos from the exhibit below!