About the Event:
The universe is vast and curiosity drives us to study and explore our place in space and what holds us here. As planetary scientists, we study what's going on in our own solar system. We study the origin of the planets, the forces that move and hold them in orbit, the nature of their surfaces and atmospheres, and the mysteries of their interiors. We study the massive sun and the infinitesimal asteroids and comets. Through science, we seek to understand the history and possible futures of our solar system (and others!) and the laws that govern them. What others see as numbers, charts, and equations, we see as relationships and processes. Science is elegant and beautiful, and requires an enormous amount of thought, creativity, and attention to detail. Creating scientific knowledge is not unlike creating art, so come take a new look at our work through an artist’s eyes.
Our event was two-fold, featuring works of planetary science inspired art from the local community, alongside works by scientusts created created from scientific data. Last year we succeeded in bridging the gap between the science and art communities in Tucson, with submissions from more than 70 local artists and scientists in a variety of mediums, from paintings, prints, and photographs to sculptures, textiles, and glasswork! Winners and selected works were featured at Craft Tucson and Tucson Museum of Art’s Art on Tap: Art, Beer and Music Fest on December 7th 2013.
Watch the site for new information on this year's competition. You can also check out our Inspiration page for links to planetary science images and info! And don't forget to check us out on Facebook!