Who We Are
Since 2013 IAAA Artists in the Tucson area have been very active in the local STEM community, promoting a human presents in space through outreach events at the Pima Air and Space Museum and the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. In 2014 it hosted the first Southwest IAAA Workshop and partnered with the International Year of Light to create the art show “The Art of Space and Light”. In addition, the Tucson IAAA developed and implemented an art show for the International Symposium on Personal and Commercial Space Flight. They are continuing in 2015 with a permanent exhibition at the Biosphere 2.
Did you know that Mayor Jonathan Rothchild declared September “Space Exploration Month” in Tucson? We are celebrating the declaration of Space Exploration Month! Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in association with the University of Arizona, R Bar, and Maynards Market Place, Time in Cosmology will feature “Space Exploration Night” which includes the famous Physics Bus and […]
Written by: Michelle Rouch University of Arizona’s third annual 2015 The Art of Planetary Science (TAPS) welcomed nearly 250 works of art of all media from 118 artists and scientists. The grand opening celebrated the beauty of science and technology, transforming the Kuiper Space Science Building into a 3 tier Art Museum for the weekend. […]
Written by: UANews. See original article » Visions of planetary discovery and strange new moons are part of a new exhibit, “The Heritage of Astronomical Art in Arizona,” on display through Aug. 30 at the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium on the University of Arizona campus. The exhibit is sponsored by the Tucson chapter of […]
Written by: Michelle Rouch Humans from all over have always imagined distant worlds. Arizona is no different and has an amazingly rich tradition of Astronomical Artists which continues today. The Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium proudly hosts “The Heritage of Astronomical Art in Arizona,” organized by the Tucson-Chapter of the International Association of Astronomical Artists […]
Written by: Fox News Now – By Maria Hechanova. See original article » A new space art exhibit featuring Arizona-only artists recently opened at the University of Arizona’s Flandrau Science Center. It’s called ‘The Heritage of Astronomical Art in Arizona’ and showcases paintings featuring visions of alien spacecraft, planets, and strange new moons. It’s a […]
Written by: Michelle Rouch The International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA) in conjunction with the United Nation’s International Year of Light proudly presented “The Art of Space and Light” Gala, hosted by Tucson City Council Member, Steve Kozachik at Ward 6 in Tucson, AZ. The art exhibition was open on November 14, 2014 to the […]
Written by: Michelle Rouch Apollo enthusiasts landed at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) Kuiper Building in Tucson to honor the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11. The event celebrated everything lunar and included an opportunity to talk with Scientists and Astronomical Artists, enjoy historical films and lectures, and kid friendly hands-on activities. […]
Monthly Artists Highlight
Michelle Rouch is a self-taught artist, who was nominated for Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards. Her engineering background offers her the ability to combine her technical knowledge to redefine aerospace art. She won First Place in the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautic (AIAA) Harry Staubs Precollege Outreach Award and outstanding STEM K-12 Outreach in 2014 and in 2015. She is dedicated in giving back to the community by making time for Boy Scouts of America, Congressional Award Advisor, EAA & Kiddie Hawk Air Academy. In the past 6 years, her art-work has generously raised nearly $100,000 for kids, who are interested in learning about aviation.
Resources for Educators
IAAA Tucson-Chapter prides itself on working as a public outreach team to educate both children and adults through our art. We have many heroes from astronomy and space programs that we honor in our paintings and hope they invoke curiosity in people to find out more about them. In addition, we are fascinated by the known and unknown universe we live in and strive to capture its beauty and wonder through our art. Our hope is to educate and fascinate all minds using the tools we know best, art.