Artist Jon Lomberg

Jon Lomberg is one of the world's most distinguished artists inspired by astronomy. He specializes in designing and executing visual presentations about astronomy in all media, including exhibit design, film and television, computer graphic, print and electronic media. In addition to creating his own art, he has managed and led teams of artists and technicians on major projects using sophisticated image technology.

  • 1981 - Prime Time EMMY Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement on the TV series COSMOS.

  • 1983 - DESI Award from the magazine Graphic Design USA for the nuclear winter artwork in PARADE magazine.

  • 1984 - First Prize at the Vermont World Peace Film Festival for his videotape Nuclear Winter: the Global Atmospheric Consequences of Nuclear War narrated by Carl Sagan and broadcast worldwide.

  • 1987 - Armstrong Award for Radio Documentary from the Columbia University School of Journalism for the radio program "Halley's Comet" broadcast on the program Ideas by the Canadian Boardcasting Corporation, Toronto.

  • 1996 - Annual Best Children's Scinece Book Award given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the "Life in the Universe" curriculum for grades 4-9, in the Life Science category.

  • In 1998 the International Astronmical Union officially names asteroid 6446 1990 QL "Asteroid Lomberg" in recognition of the artist's contributions to public understanding of astronomy.

  • He is the 2002 recipient of the prestigious Dorthea Klumpke-Roberts Award for the popularization of astronomy, given by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for contributions to public understanding of astronomy.

  • 2004 - Recipient of the SETI League's Best Idea Award for his paper "A Portrait of Humanity" in the journal Contact in Context: A journal of Research on Life in the Universe.

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