Tyler Nordgren is a PhD astronomer who has imaged the sky using everything from a Canon 35mm camera to the 200-inch telescope at Palomar. He was a staff astronomer at Lowell Observatory and a full professor at the University of Redlands in California before going into business for himself as an artist. He has spent the last 15 years working with the National Park Service to promote night sky education, training park rangers and communicating to the public.
Tyler's artwork has hung in NASA headquarters and the White House, and has been collected by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. He helped design the camera calibration "Marsdials" currently sitting on Mars.