From space shuttles to trees, scientists find a new application for imaging technology. Some of the first scientific work with the kind of imaging system used at the Arboretum was done in the 1950s with US reconnaissance photos to measure changing conditions on the ground.
Researchers from France, England and Germany participate in the research.
A team of Arboretum scientists worked side by side with NASA researchers in a unique weeklong experiment using space shuttle technology to detect stress and damage in trees.
Embrace this colorful season with activities for the whole family.
See how glass becomes art in a dazzling video. Meet and greet artists Saturday and Sunday while you browse for the perfect pumpkin.
During the last few months, while the rest of the country was sweltering in triple-digit heat indexes, Shannon Jane Morgan was just fine working in quadruple-digit temperatures. That’s because the Sacramento Calif.-based Morgan is a glass artist and glass only becomes malleable at about 2,000 degrees. But then, that’s why Morgan’s glass art retains its luminous quality.
The Glass Pumpkin Patch returns October 15 to 19, featuring 3,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by local artisans. One-of-a-kind creations in captivating colors with iridescent accents are perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving and for display all year round.