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Title: Where telescopes cannot (yet) see - the Moon as seen by Scriven Bolton, Etienne Trouvelot, Lucien Rudaux, Chesley Bonestell
Author: Angelo Adamo

Scientific illustrations, thanks to the vision of great artists fascinated by astronomical research and astronautics, have provided us with an accurate depiction of the possible views which mankind will one day observed from locations other than our planet. In this talk I will pay homage to some of these geniuses who serve science, and underline the scientific, artistic, political, and social implications deriving from a wise use of space-art.

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SETI and NASA Make Overture to the Arts

The Institute's new Artist-In-Residence Program channels one of the most potent forces in our world - human creative energy - to explore worlds beyond. A fellowship program and think tank will foster collaboration between a new generation of science leaders and artists, at a moment in history in which we are moving ever closer to a unified field theory.
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Artist Makes Life-size Hubble Recreation

Australian artist Peter Hennessey, who likes to re-create NASA equipment, has gone and made himself a life-sized recreation of the Hubble telescope using laser-cut plywood and steel.
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Title: From the Big Bang to Island Universe: Anatomy of a Collaboration
Authors: David H. Weinberg

Since 2004, I have been collaborating with artist Josiah McElheny on the design of cosmological sculptures, inspired originally by the chandeliers of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. The four works that we have completed to date have appeared in galleries and museums in the United States, England, and Spain. In this article, I describe the history of the project and offer some conclusions about collaborations between scientists and artists. A companion article presents the scientific background of the sculptures in greater depth.

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NASA Art: 50 Years of Exploration

Imagine an exhibit of NASA-commissioned art and you might think it would consist of some snooze-worthy paintings depicting the immensity of space, satellites and lots of men in spacesuits.
Not necessarily a pop art representation of the moon landing in dazzling neon colours.
But you'd be wrong. Beginning in 1962, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator James Webb began asking artists - some of them quite famous such as Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz and Richard Rauschenberg - to give a visual spin on the space agency's mission.

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
But the images that have gone on display at London's Wellcome Collection could equate to several thousand words - and many years work for the scientists who captured them.
The Wellcome Image Awards reveal the stories behind science.

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It's a fascinating blend of art and science. Don Monet, owner of the Cube Gallery, asked about 10 artists to paint the night sky: Stars, planets, imaginary creatures, the Canadian Shield in moonlight, the works.
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Meteorite art by Ulrike Arnold
Ulrike Arnold is the only artist in the world using matter from the universe for her works of art. Not only that this sort of paint is full of iron in its various phases; this iron is much older than any other of earthly origin.

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I was sceptical when I heard what Josiah McElheny was proposing. It was over lunch in September 2004 at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, and he was talking about the first time he saw the famous Lobmeyr chandeliers at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. As an artist working mainly in glass, he had been inspired to use them as the basis for a sculpture of the big bang. I was there by invitation, an astronomer hoping for a meaningful collaboration between science and art.
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Crossing over: fusing science and art

# Wednesday 22 October 2008
# 7.00pm-8.30pm
Lecturers: Dr Mark Lythgoe

Tying in with our temporary exhibition Crossing over', this event will provide an opportunity for you to hear how artists and scientists have each inspired each other to look at their work in a different light.

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