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Friday December 13th 2002

Featured Speaker

Chris Butler
OCA Member, internationally aclaimed space artist, our usual "What's Up Speaker"

The Moon - as you have never seen it before.

digital photography of the Moon
by OCA member Roy Weinberger.

John Christopher "Chris" Butler

Chris Butler is an accomplished science, nature and maritime illustrator whose works have appeared in publications around the world, from the Times of London to CNN. His original art hangs in collections from Australia to Italy. Known best for his astronomical works, Chris also produces excellent ocean liner, undersea life, and dinosaur art.

Chris is a graduate of the California State University at Fullerton's television and film school, and he has served as a production designer on television and film projects. Among other jobs, Chris has been a tour guide on the Queen Mary, a financial analyst on the Space Shuttle program, and a technical representative for a telescope manufacturer. In addition to his full-time career as a freelance illustrator, he is serving part time as a staff artist for the world-famous Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

An avid amateur astronomer, Chris is a regular lecturer and former Vice-president of the Orange County Astronomers, the largest organization of its kind in the world. In addition to his hobbies of stargazing, hiking and diving, Chris is working on a novel about the Apollo lunar expeditions which his father served as an engineer on.

A gallery of his work may be seen at http://www.sciencecenter.net/butlerart, with links to galleries which offer his work for sale.


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