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ASP2023: A Virtual Conference

Tyler Nordgren

Tyler Nordgren

Dr. Tyler Nordgren is a professional astronomer and artist. He holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Cornell University. For two decades he was a professional astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory, Lowell Observatory, and the University of Redlands in California. Since 2007 he has worked with the National Park Service to promote dark skies education and outreach, writing the book “Stars Above, Earth Below: A guide to astronomy in the national parks.” As an artist, his vintage-style “Half the park is after dark” posters are on sale in state and national parks across the country. For the 2017 “Great American Eclipse” he wrote the book, “SUN MOON EARTH: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets,” describing the vast array of social and scientific influences eclipses have had throughout history. His “See the Sun and Moon align with You” posters for the 2017 eclipse were acquired by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in 2020. Dr. Nordgren’s work has also appeared at NASA Headquarters and the White House where he designed the poster for President Obama’s White House Astronomy Night in 2015.  Dr. Nordgren’s work also appears on Mars as a member of a small team of scientists and artists that turned NASA’s Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity Mars rover camera calibration targets into working sundials.