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Jaak Kikas

Martin Vällik's photo exhibition “Moon”

On 26 October, sky photographer Martin Vällik opened his photo exhibition “Moon” in the Delta Study and Research Building.

The exhibition features a selection of Martin Vällik's photographs and compositions from 2013–2022. The photos reflect various phenomena related to the Moon, such as the Moon's rising and setting, the change of its phases, Earthshine, eclipse, color play, and the relationship of the Moon with objects on the ground. Some moments have been caught on camera at a precisely calculated time. In exact place, others show rapidly changing light conditions during twilight, and still, others reflect different sides of the Moon in different phases, seasons, and weather conditions.

The overall design of the exhibition uses the movements and playful views of the celestial sphere: the photographs are placed in unexpected and unusual places in the building, lifting the visitor's gaze to the heights and distances. Martin Vällik's photos can be found on the first and second floors of the Delta, and you can pick up a map from the reception desk to help you find the exhibition spaces in the building. The exhibition „Moon“ will remain open until the end of February 2023 and is open to the public.

His first solo exhibition was held in the library of the University of Tartu in 1989. Still, the interest in astronomy that started in childhood manifested as photographs about ten years ago. He teaches physics at Tallinn English College. He is a member of the Estonian Physical Society, the Estonian Astronomical Society, and the Estonian Artists' Association.

Equipment used: cameras Canon EOS 700D, 760D, M6, and full-frame 6D mk II coupled with Meade 700 mm focal length and 102 mm diameter (f/6.9) apochromatic telescope and Canon EF 70-200 mm F/2.8L lens.

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Together with the exhibition „Moon“, Kärt Summatavet's pieces from the series „Dialogues: Mythology and Artificial Intelligence“ can still be seen in the Delta Study and Research building. Kärt Summatavet’s exhibition was born during her professorship of Liberal Arts 2020–2021. The artworks are presented on the first and third floors of the Delta building.

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