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EP39 - Sunday, 7th March 2021 7:30pm GMT - Astronomy Sketching and Artwork by Mary McIntyre


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We have the pleasure of being joined by Mary McIntyre FRAS of http://www.marymcintyreastronomy.co.uk/ this week to give her talk 'Astronomy Sketching and Artwork'.

Mary is an amateur astronomer and astronomy communicator based in Oxfordshire, UK. She is a keen astrophotographer and astronomy sketcher and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. She has a busy talks schedule and also writes for Sky at Night Magazine and the Yearbook of Astronomy, is a co-presenter of the Comet Watch radio show and recently joined the Astro Radio team.

In this talk Mary will show some of her favourite astronomy sketches to date and includes mini-tutorials to show how she created them. It also covers astronomy and space themed art that she has created, not only on canvas, but hand-painted tote bags, shoes and clothing. It even includes nebula inspired hand-painted jewellery and bracelets made from recycled guitar strings which are inspired by orbit diagrams.


We are really looking forward to this talk, Mary produces some stunning artwork so we hope to get an insight into how she does it and hopefully, it will inspire some of us to have a go ourselves!

See you all Sunday 🙂

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Topic: EP39 - Sunday, 7th March 2021 7:30pm GMT - Astronomy Sketching and Artwork by Mary McIntyre
Time: Mar 7, 2021 07:30 PM London

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Thank you, that was a very good presentation, enjoyed that.

Food modelling, there's marzipan as a thought.

I might make a template to keep in AutoDesk sketchbook to give the frame for eyepiece sketching.

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