David A. Aguilar

Space Artist - Award-Winning Author - Expert Astronomy Speaker

David A. Aguilar is a naturalist, astronomer, author and space artist. His expertise lies in presenting the fascinating connections between the universe and ourselves.

He is the award-winning author and illustrator of seven National Geographic books including "ALIEN WORLDS";  "13 PLANETS";  and "SPACE ENCYCLOPEDIA". His next book, "COSMIC CATASTROPHES" will be published by Random House in June 2016. 

Back to All Events


Long before satellites would journey to planets and deep-space telescopes would photograph distant galaxies, there was an artist whose dazzling visions of planets and stars would capture the imagination of all who beheld them. Before that, he was an architect working on projects like the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge. He would later become a matte painter in Hollywood working on films like "Citizen Kane" and "Destination Moon". David A. Aguilar’s space artwork has been deeply influenced by the man he knew, known as this "father of space art". CATCH this amazing film now screening at:

* North Park Theater, Buffalo NY - Sept. 14 &15 * Staerkel Planetarium, Champaign, IL - Oct. 9 * MRIGlobal, Kansas City, MO - Oct. 29 * InScience Film Festival, Nijmegen, The Netherlands - Nov. 6-10

“Postcards from the Future” Sky & Telescope Sept. 2019.
Groundbreaking space artist Chesley Bonestell painted the future that we live in today.

Earlier Event: July 17

Copyright © 2019 Aspen Skies. All rights reserved.
Materials on this website may be copied for classroom or library use but may not be reprinted or resold without permission from the author.