The Art of Astronomy

Art of Astronomy Lecture

The Art of Astronomy deals with the history and evolution of astronomical art. It discusses the differences between astronomical art, space art, and science fiction art and how each has influenced the other. Also addressed are the technological revolutions that influenced how artists depicted various heavenly bodies.

Some of the astronomical artists whose work is discussed are Etienne Trouvelot, Lucien Rudaux, Charles Bittinger, Chesley Bonestell, and David Hardy. Also covered is the NASA Art Program.

The presentation concludes with a discussion of how anyone with a computer and internet access can download astronomical and planetary data from the various NASA space missions and create their own astronomical art.

The length of this presentation is between 45 and 60 minutes. For scheduling and general inquiries please click the link below to send me an email.


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