Don Dixon is a Fellow and founding member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA). His artwork has been featured on the covers of Scientific American, Astronomy, Sky and Telescope, Bild der Wissenschaft, and dozens of books, ranging from physics compendiums to science fiction novels. His painting, “Red Mars,” cover painting for the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson’s award-winning trilogy, rode the Phoenix spacecraft to a successful landing in the arctic region of the Red Planet on May 29, 2008, as part of Visions of Mars, The Planetary Society’s digital “Martian library.”
Since 1991 he has served as Art Director at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
Don Dixon’s contribution to Starship Century: Interstellar Ramjet leaving orbit of planet; Starship orbiting a planet of Barnard’s Star; Intersellar probe.