Thirty years ago, the astronomical world finally had an answer to one of the most profound questions humanity has ever asked: do the distant stars have worlds of their own? In the last three decades, we have gone from a handful of initial discoveries to an avalanche of information. Internationally published science illustrator and long time OCA member Chris Butler will bring it all together and offer his perspective of where we stand now, and what the implications are of all these brave new worlds.
Chris Butler is an internationally published science and nature artist best known for his work on astronomical subjects and for his work as a science speaker and educator. Chris is the senior artist and animator for the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, where he has been involved in public program production and exhibit design for 26 years. Chris has been a member of the Orange County Astronomers since 1984, and has served as Vice President and a member of the Board. Chris holds memberships in numerous other astronomical organizations, is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and was honored to have an asteroid named after him by the International Astronomical Union.