Balthasar and Aly Indermühle | New work at MARS


New sculpture by Dr. Balthasar and Aly Indermühle has been installed on the MARS Gallery’s new media sculpture park.

Dr. Balthasar Indermühle, an experimental astrophysicist now working with the CSIRO has collaborated with his wife and light artist Aly Indermühle to produce a sculptural laser light work which will (literally) point to MARS in the night sky.

The sculptural work uses visible laser light to point at Mars when it is visible in the night sky, tracking its motion across the sky the work, has been unveiled in time for the city of Stonnington GLOW Festival, positioned ironically on the roof of a new media sculpture park.

Dr. Balthasar Indermühle is an experimental astrophysicist with the CSIRO in Sydney, Australia. He’s also a director, software developer, and electronics specialist, providing his rare to find skill set for clients worldwide through Sydney based Inside Systems Pty Ltd. As an experienced pilot, scientist, software developer and photographer he is a true renaissance man.

He spent his early 1990s career in Switzerland flying aircraft and writing software, developing some of the first PC based complex airliner avionics simulation software used for pilot training.

Since then he has combined his software, flying, and scientific skills to help build some of the world’s most advanced astronomical observatories such as the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) currently under construction in Western Australia, the Mopra telescope near Siding Spring in remote New South Wales, the Nanten2 telescope situated at 5000m elevation in the Chilean Atacama desert, as well as the SOFIA telescope sitting in the back of a converted 747SP aircraft.

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