Janet Saad-Cook

Lectures, Publications, and Research


Selected Lectures

2005 University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2005 Chesterfield County Schools, Art Workshop for teachers of advanced students, Richmond, VA
2004 NASA Science Education Workshop for Native American teachers, Chaco Canyon , New Mexico
2002 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, FRANK J. MALINA Symposium
1999 Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, ECLIPSES, LIFE AND OTHER COSMIC CHANCES
1998-2002 University of Maryland, Annual Lecturer, University Scholars Program
1994 Rêvé Realisé Signé, Monte Carlo, Monaco, under the sponsorship of L'ARCA magazine, Milan, Italy
· The Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 106th Annual Meeting, Flagstaff, AZ
1992 National Capitol Astronomers, Washington, D.C.
1991 University of Denver, Denver, CO
· George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
1990 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA
· University of California, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA
· Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM
· Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
· The National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the Very Large Array (VLA), Socorro, New Mexico
1988 American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.
1987 Headlands Art Center, Sausalito, California
1986 Sacramento Peak Observatory, Sunspot, New Mexico
· University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona
1984 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
· University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
1983 Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland

Selected Books, Articles and Papers by Janet Saad-Cook

2002 "Drawing on the Sun," Invited Paper presented at First Frank J. Malina Symposium, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (in press)
1989 "Sun Drawing: Sculptures of Reflected Sunlight Connecting the Earth and Sky," with M. E. Warlick, LEONARDO, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 151 - 158
1988 "Touching the Sky: Artworks using Natural Phenomena, Earth, Sky and Connections to Astronomy," LEONARDO,
Vol.21, No.2, pp.l23-134 (Originally published in ARCHAEOASTRONOMY, May, 1987, Vol. 8, No.1-4, pp. 118-141,
as "Touching the Sky: Conversations with Four Contemporary Artists")
1988 "The Observatories of Jai Singh: Jaipur," paper presented before the Commission on the History of Astronomy at the
XX General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, Baltimore, Maryland, August
1985 "Sun Drawing: Ancient and Modern," paper presented before the Commission on the History of Astronomy at the
XIX General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, New Delhi, India, November
1985 SUN DRAWING, limited edition artist book, Washington, DC

Selected Research

· Site work in India at the observatories of Jai Singh (New Delhi and Jaipur) (1985)
· Site work on prehistoric Native American sun marking sites in New Mexico, Utah and Colorado (1983-1984)
· Site work at Teotihuacan, Mexico (1984)

Selected Residencies

· The Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco, California
· Department of Physics, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
· The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado


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