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Astronomy in Motion: About the Animator/Artist

After I saw the motion picture "2001: A Space Odyssey" on its first release (yes, I am from the Pleistocene era) I was inspired. I asked myself,
"How would astronomical objects look that we haven't yet seen?"  I started to paint.

A little later, I was told you can't put acrylic paint in an airbrush.  I did anyway.

Then, when the only way to record animation was to tape it one frame at a time, I streamed it live from memory.

Since then, a lot of technology has happened.
Now, I like to make things move!
L. B.

A Compact Biography

Current and Past Affiliations

  • International Association of Astronomical Artists
    IAAA, International Association of Astronomical Artists
  • UACNJ, United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey
  • A.A.I., Amateur Astronomers Inc.,
    Cranford, NJ, USA
  • ASP, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • MAPS, Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society
  • IPS, International Planetarium Society

Current and Future Projects:

  • A full redesign of this Website
  • Converting classic Bonestell artwork to 3D
  • AHA!  Animated History of Astronomy
    A series of interactive articles that use animation and Virtual Reality models
  • Illustrating and animating novel-in-progress
    by cousin L. Wayne Buinis
Animation and Artwork © by Lonny Buinis