Astronomy Retreat with Greg Mort


Greg Mort is a widely recognized leading American contemporary artist whose passion for the night sky is often the subject of his artwork. Mort's paintings are in many prominent collections including the Smithsonian, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Academy Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, and Brandywine River Museum.

A life-long amateur astronomer, telescope maker and astrophotographer Mort enjoys sharing his passion for astronomy with audiences of all ages. Mort serves on the board of the Lowell Observatory and is a frequent speaker on the intersection of art and science as well as the planet Mars.

Mort's fascination with space and the universe weaves itself throughout his artwork. In 1983 he was recruited for the NASA Art Program. His eloquent visions of the night sky have been featured worldwide in the Smithsonian's traveling exhibition "The Artist and the Space Shuttle," as well as in numerous magazines and books including Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot. In 2004, Ann Druyan, wife of the late Dr. Carl Sagan commissioned Mort to paint Dr. Sagan's portrait. It now hangs in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. You can see his work at