News For January 2005
Planetary Society and European Space Agency's Huygens Art Contest:
"Imaging Titan: Artists Peer Beneath the Veil"
Touchdown" by Frank Hettick wins First Place Award!
The Planetary Society and the European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded First Place
in the Adult Division of their International Competition highlighting the landing
of the Cassini-Huygens space probe on Titan, a moon of Saturn, to Frank Hettick,
a U.S. space artist!
Over 430 entries from around the world were received
in the competition! The contest was termed "Imaging Titan: Artists Peer Beneath
one-of-a-kind 20" x 40" canvas giclee 'Titan Touchdown' was provided
to The Planetary Society by the artist to place on display at the European Space
Agency headquarters in Darmstadt Germany during the event!
rendering of the Huygen's probe as it was about to touch down on the rugged rock-strewn
surface beneath reddish-orange storm clouds also appeared on the Discovery Channel
Science worldwide television special of the Titan landing two days after the actual
event took place January 14, 2005.
size of 'Titan Touchdown' is 20 x 40-inches and is limited to an edition of only
25 canvas giclee prints.
you are interested in a canvas giclee print of 'Titan Touchdown' we recommend
that you monitor the Space Art sections
of online auctions such as Nova-Space
Auctions as prints may become available from time to time.
Touchdown is still currently available through the artist at Sky-High Gallery.
The price of a 'Titan Touchdown' giclee canvas print will vary depending
on size (with a maximum of 21" x 42" at $600).