Category: scientific illustration

‘70s concept art imagines a Conroy Virtu…

‘70s concept art imagines a Conroy Virtus transport plane carrying a future space shuttle.

Astronauts explore a polar ice deposit on the …

Astronauts explore a polar ice deposit on the Moon, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

BE WISE/IMMUNIZE – A 20th-century poster from …

BE WISE/IMMUNIZE – A 20th-century poster from the Bermuda Ministry of Health and Social Services promotes vaccination for children, against diseases like diptheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles).

(U.S. National Library of Medicine)

The view from Mimas, moon of Saturn, painted b…

The view from Mimas, moon of Saturn, painted by Pamela Lee.

Exploring a lava cave on Io, moon of Jupiter, …

Exploring a lava cave on Io, moon of Jupiter, illustrated by Pamela Lee for Out of the Cradle: Exploring the Frontiers beyond Earth, 1984.

The Ptolemaic model of the universe illustrate…

The Ptolemaic model of the universe illustrated in Pioneers of Science by Sir Oliver Lodge, 1960.

Astronauts on Iapetus, moon of Saturn, illustr…

Astronauts on Iapetus, moon of Saturn, illustrated by Ron Miller.

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Moon in total eclipse on…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Moon in total eclipse on March 19, 1848, “her disc visible while immersed in the dark Shadow.” From an 1869 edition of The Atlas of Astronomy by Alexander Keith Johnston.

(David Rumsey Map Collection)

“Separation Over the Pacific” by C…

“Separation Over the Pacific” by Chesley Bonestell, ca. 1961.

Astronomical illustrations from Astronomy, 187…

Astronomical illustrations from Astronomy, 1875, by J. Rambosson.