The Elements 2017 Calendar

A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

Includes Theodore Gray’s famous photographic poster of the periodic table!

Theodore Gray

Photographs by Nick Mann


Now in its sixth year, The Elements wall calendar, based on the bestselling  book and app, is a month-by-month tour of some of the most beautiful and fascinating elements in the periodic table. Every month in this stunning 12-month wall calendar shows a big beautiful photograph of a featured element and gives information and interesting anecdotes about the history and use of the element. Featured elements in the 2017 calendar include cesium (55), sulfur (16), iron (26), oxygen (8), scandium (21), yttrium (39), germanium (32), gold (79), technetium (43), lanthanum (57), tungsten (74), and ruthenium (44). Smaller images of compounds are featured within the monthly grid and show the element's every-day use. Monthly grids include important dates in chemical history, as well as major North American, British, Australian and New Zealand holidays. As well as the monthly phases of the moon.

Theodore Gray is the author of the bestselling The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything, Theodore Gray’s Elements Vault, and Theo Gray’s Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home, But Probably Shouldn’t, Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, but Still Probably Shouldn’t and of Popular Science magazine’s “Gray Matter” column. He is the proprietor of With his company Touch Press, Gray is the developer of the bestselling iPad and iPhone ebook app, The Elements, Solar System, Skulls, The Waste Land, and The Orchestra. 

Nick Mann is a freelance photographer working in Central Illinois. Aside from having photographed more elements than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer.