A Compact Biography
I saw the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" on its first release.
I wondered, "Do things in outer space really look like that?"
I painted with oils, then acrylics.
I was told you can't put acrylic paint in an airbrush.
When the way to record animation was taping it one frame at a time,
I played it live from RAM.
Since then, more technology happened and greatly changed our perception of astronomical subjects.
Now, I like to make them move.
- About 32.18% of the way between a Life magazine editor's comment that
the figures in Bonestell's artwork showing humans on Saturn's moon Mimas
were "put in merely to give scale" and the moment when humans first walked
on the Moon.
- Observatory at UACNJ:
"Lonny Buinis Observatory"
- Raritan Valley Community College,
North Branch, NJ
- 1995 Instructional Designer, Office of Instructional Technology
- 1990 Assistant Director of Planetarium
- Trailside Nature and Science Center, Mountainside, NJ
- 1982 Director of Planetarium
- Formal: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
- 1974 B.S. Physics
- 1976 M.S. Computer Science
- 1972 space art
- 1976 airbrush painting
- 1990 digital graphics
- 1992 3-D modeling and animation
- 1996 Web design
- 1997 Learning Management Systems (WebCT, Blackboard
CE, WebStudy, Canvas)
- 2006 Virtual Reality objects
- 2017 video editing
- 2018 nonfiction eBook creation and publishing
- 2019 Science Fiction, Tairan series start
- clarinet, tenor saxophone
- walking, jogging, bicycling
- Pneumonic — use these things to stay healthy:
Fiber, Antioxidants, Minerals/Magnesium, Omega oils+, Ubiquinol, Sleep,
Creativity/Curiosity/Calcium, Humor, Exercise, Water
- astronomical history
- Favorite Colors
- venetian red
- Space Artists who inspired me
- 1960's Chesley Bonestell
- 1968 David Hardy
- 1969 Don Dixon
- 1970 Ludek Pesek
- 1972 Don Davis
- 1977 Ron Miller
- 1980 Pamela Lee and William Hartmann
- 2016 Lucy West
- Smartest thing I did: married Jan Buinis 1999
© Lonny Buinis