The Art of Planetary Science: An Exhibition
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
1629 E. University Blvd.
Join the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory this fall for an evening about the science of art, as well as science as art.
The universe is vast and beautiful and we humans are unable to resist its pull at our inquisitiveness. Our 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 artists eyes.
To find out more or how to participate visit The Art of Planetary Science site.