Don Dixon







Don Dixon

Don Dixon

Astronomical Artist


Don Dixon began his artistic career creating animation to illustrate NASA's early missions to the planets. He has been a guest of NASA at several space exploration "firsts", such as the Viking 1 landing on Mars and the Pioneer 11 flyby of Saturn, for which he designed the mission logo.He is a Fellow and founding member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA). Honored by NASA and the New York Society of Illustrators, his artwork has been featured on the covers of Scientific American, Astronomy, Sky and Telescope, Bild der Wissenschaft, and dozens of books. His painting Red Mars, cover art for the first novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's award winning trilogy, rode the Phoenix spacecraft to a successful landing in the arctic region of the Red Planet in 2008 as part of the Planetary Society's digital 'Martian Library.'He has been Artist Guest of Honor at several science fiction conventions and has exhibited in Oslo, Berlin, and New York.

You can seen more of Don's art at


Flare Star by Don Dixon


Starship at Alpha Centauri by Don Dixon


Fire Sanctuary by Don Dixon


Early Earth -Detail by Don Dixon


Exploring Mars Nanedi Valles by Don Dixon


Saturn from Iapetus by Don Dixon


Rhiannon by Don Dixon


Foundation Trilogy by Don Dixon


Lord of the Rings by Don Dixon


Cosmic Evolution by Don Dixon


Monte Carlo Meteor by Don Dixon


Autumn Glade by Don Dixon


Cosmic Inflation by Don Dixon


Red Giant Sun by Don Dixon


The Cat's Eye Nebula by Don Dixon


Lonely Universe by Don Dixon


Cosmic Dark Ages by Don Dixon


Beneath Saturn's Rings by Don Dixon


Saturn Glory by Don Dixon


Quantum Cosmos by Don Dixon


Cosmic Brane by Don Dixon


Ice World by Don Dixon


Huygens Probe Lands on Titan by Don Dixon


Across the Sea of Suns by Don Dixon


Early Earth by Don Dixon