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NASA’s Lucy mission is the first to explore a diverse population of small bodies known as the Jupiter Trojan asteroids. These precious “diamonds” are remnants of our early solar system, leading and following the giant planet in two huge swarms, as they all orbit around the Sun along the same path. Over its twelve-year primary mission, Lucy will explore a record breaking number of asteroids, flying by one main belt asteroid and seven Trojan asteroids.  
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2020 was at best a challenging year for many reasons, but COVID-19 ultimately caused a worldwide shift that touched all of us in one way or another. For Brandon and Robyn, 2020 was the year they wanted to get married despite whatever difficulties might affect their plans.
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Our recent exhibition "In the Style of the Emperor" included a print titled “DECORATION DU FEU D'ARTIFICE DUNNE PAR LA VILLE DE PARIS” (A DECORATION OF FIREWORKS BY THE CITY OF PARIS) which shows the set-up location for an elaborate fireworks display given on the occasion of the marriage of Napoleon to his second wife Marie-Louise. Firework shows like this were immensely popular at the time and were the result of centuries of development. In honor of the fireworks displays we’ll all be seeing on the 4th of July we’ve decided to examine the history of fireworks displays through the lens of this piece.
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One of Florida's preeminent artists who is in museum and in prominent private collections around the world, Dean Mitchell captures mostly unseen views such as beautifully worn and weathered barns off rural back roads as well as friends, family, and neighbors with watercolor strokes that seem timeless, quiet, and eternal. With his unique and award-winning style and talent, he honors his subjects - be they deserted farmscapes...
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Sara Pedigo is a North Florida painter who seemingly unpretentious views of her home and immediate personal environments have brought her recognition and awards nationally and internationally. She grew up in the South after receiving her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2007. She is currently a Professor and Department Chair of Visual and Performing Arts at Flagler College...
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If you have ever heard a loud buzz in the sky and noticed a small oddly-shaped aircraft zipping around effortlessly, you are one of many that have encountered a drone. You may even own one yourself, taking advantage of this rapidly developing technology that allows you to conquer the airspace just above your head. Colloquially known as a drone in the public sphere, these vehicles are commonly defined as an aircraft without a human on board.
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Margo is a Fine Art International award-winning photographer. She is also a self-taught artist who has worked in printmaking, fabric design, and metal-smithing. Her approach to photography is that of a quiet observer who discovers interesting things in ordinary places; shedding light onto subjects that many times go unnoticed. Cook is known for her B&W architecture images. She often takes the language of shapes, forms...
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During the year of 2020 the staff at the Museum of Arts & Sciences stepped out of their comfort zones and became our on camera talent. Take a peek behind the scenes at what sparked our ideas, obstacles during video creation, the process of filming, and more!