David Hardy talk - "Artists in Space:the early years"- suitable for adults

 For most people, the earliest astronomical art was by Chesley Bonestell (USA) and R. A. (Ralph) Smith of the BIS. But there were space artists much earlier than others, such as Scriven Bolton, James Nasmyth, Charles Bittinger and Howard Russell Butler, to name a few. This talk contains many rare examples, which the audience may never have seen before, along with the story of space art from its earliest days. They include impressions of the Moon and all of the then-known planets – some more imaginative that others!