past exhibitions

Earth as Art

October 6 - November 3, 2002

A Landsat Perspective, an exhibition of over forty images from the Landsat archives, selected and processed for their aesthetic impact was presented in collaboration with the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota.

On July 23, 1972, the first of a series of Landsat Satellites was launched by NASA to circle the globe taking pictures. The millions of images captured by Landsat constitute the only continuing record of the Earth's surface as seen from space. These images serve users who observe and study the Earth, who manage and utilize its natural resources, and who monitor the changes brought on by natural processes and human activity.


Icefall, Lambert Glacier, Antartica
U.S. Geological Survey EROS Data Center
Digital satellite color print        1" = 1.6 miles           12/2/2000

The Lambert Glacier is the largest in the world with an icefall
that descends 1300 feet from the vast polar ice plateau on to the glacier below.