Visualizing Space: Science and the Artistic Process

Jan 22, 2019


Images of celestial phenomena from telescopes on the ground and out in space have amazed audiences for decades. They intrigue us with stunning details of distant nebulae and galaxies, revealing objects that are beautiful as well as alien. Yet despite their scientific value, such images rarely represent what these wonders would actually look like if we were transported into the depths of space to see them in person.

Join Dr. Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, to learn how considerable creativity and artistic talent is necessary to represent an astronomical reality that is not only scientifically meaningful, but also feels subjectively right.