Astrophotographer Michael Adler will give an artist talk titled, "Images
from the Sun & Moon to Deep Space," on Thursday, April 19 at
noon in St. John's Professional Office Building.
Adler’s talk will highlight 12 images he recently donated to the
medical center. They are currently being exhibited in the Professional
Office Building on the hospital campus. Additional images are on display
at St. John’s Urgent Care.
“We are delighted to have these ethereal and inspiring images as
part of our collection,” said Rachel Merrell, director of development
for St. John’s Hospital Foundation. “With Mike’s gift,
we are helping to further our mission of bringing healing art to our community.”
Adler will describe the observatory in Wilson where all of the images were
taken, as well as the process he used to take them. The photos, printed
on metal, range from images of the sun -- taken in multiple short exposures
during last August's eclipse -- to images of deep space nebulas and
galaxies 2.5 million light years away that took 40 hours to complete.
Adler will discuss the subjects of each of the images, including what
they are, their size, distance, and other pertinent details.
The talk will take place in the Innovation Center (suite 206) at St. John’s
Professional Office Building, 555 E. Broadway. The room is accessible
through entrance E. A light lunch will be provided.
Please contact Rachel Merrell, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 307.739.7529, to reserve your space by April 17. Free and open to the public.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 739 7380, email@example.com
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
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ABOUT ST. JOHN’S ART AND HEALING PROGRAM
Clinical studies show that art is a critical part of a healing environment.
Patients who are exposed to art that is calming, positive, and affirming
have lower rates of pain, shorter hospital stays, and generally experience
better clinical outcomes. The Art and Healing collaboration began in 2016
as a natural way to build on the existing efforts of the St. John’s
art committee, the St. John’s Hospital Foundation, and the Center
for the Arts’ Theater Gallery program. To learn more about the Art
and Healing program, please contact St. John’s Office of Patient
Experience at 307.739.7479.
ABOUT MICHAEL ADLER
After earning a PhD in solid state physics from MIT in 1971, Mike began
his career at General Electric, where he worked until his retirement in
2000. He is widely published in the area of semiconductor physics, with
over 100 papers. Based on his work, he was named a fellow of the IEEE
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world’s
largest professional society, and was its president in 2003. Since retiring,
Mike has been pursuing his hobbies of astronomy and photography as well
as traveling with his wife Virginia. In 2014, he built an observatory
at his Wilson home that houses 20”, 12.5”, and 6” telescopes.
In 2013, his astrophotography was featured as the inaugural exhibit at
the Teton County Library, where he had additional exhibits in 2015 and
2017. Mike has been giving talks on a number of topics in astronomy, geology,
and travel to groups in NY, WY, NH, and Ontario. Mike is also the vice
president of Wyoming Stargazing, with the goal of furthering appreciation
and education of astronomy. Mike may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. His astrophotography website is