Celebrating the Observatory's 75 years of discovery, the Palomar Science Meeting 2023 (PSM2023, 01 – 03 June 2023) was a forum for all Palomar astronomers and constituencies
to share and discuss their results involving Palomar data. .
Below is the promotional artwork for PSM2023 (and the preceeding meeting PSM2018).
Limited edition, available now! 18"×24" versions of these posters are available for purchase from the Palomar Gift and Book Store.
“Blue Hale.” (Palomar/Caltech/Annie Mejía)
“Film Noir.” (Palomar/Caltech/A. Mejía)
“Orange Creamsicle.” (Palomar/Caltech/A. Mejía)
“Architecture.” (Palomar/Caltech/Annie Mejía)
“Big Eye.” (Palomar/Caltech Archives/A. Mejía)
- “Big Eye” poster/image: Inspired by the covers of science fiction pulps from the 1940s and 50s, this poster uses as
background a painting by A.D. Crimi
that had been originaly used as cover of the
1946 issue of Popular Science
magazine. Crimi's depiction is based on a 1939
charcoal drawing by R.W. Porter. The painting was subsequently given to Caltech's John Anderson by the magazine editor,
and is now part of the Caltech Archives collection.
Telescope dome composite.
- “Traditions” poster/image: inspired by travel and event posters of the 1930s and 40s.
- “Menace” poster/image: inspired by mid-century science-fiction comics, where
Palomar was often instrumental in
discovering impending doom from outer space.
- “Open Late” poster/image: inspired by mid-century Googie architecture and drawings.
- Hale Dome 70th Anniversary "fade" image: A composite from a pastel by R.W. Porter from the 1930s,
a black and white photograph from the 1940s, and a contemporary digital image meant to represent 70 years of Palomar Observatory and Hale Telescope history.
Promotional media for the Palomar Science Meetings was created by Annie Mejía.
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