McDonald Observatory by Aaron Bates

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Artist Statement

"McDonald Observatory\'s 82-inch telescope was built in 1939 during the era of WPA projects. The site where the telescope is located in Fort Davis was selected for its dark skies and pristine air. McDonald Observatory works with the local communities to preserve its dark skies today while many other parts of the country suffer from too much lighting and/or poor lighting designs." - Aaron Bates (UTexas)

We commissioned this art from Aaron Bates for the purpose of submitting to See America. Aaron is professional nature photographer, an advocate for conservation, and a supporter of our national parks. He has submitted many designs to See America.

About See America

See America is reviving the legacy of the New Deal arts projects by building a new collection of posters celebrating our shared natural landmarks and treasured sites. Proceeds support National Parks Conservation Association, the independent, nonpartisan voice working to strengthen and protect our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.