|Keywords:||astronomy art; artsci; empowerment; interdisciplinarity; science communication; paradigm of astroart|
|Full text PDF:||http://hdl.handle.net/1887/32911|
The discipline of astronomy offers a unique opportunity for both science and society through its potential for inspiration and empowerment. This dimension of astronomy is harnessed in a myriad of ways: through scientific research and training, education and communication programs and through artistic practice. Such artistic initiatives can serve as case studies for an analysis of astronomy-related art in the context of empowerment. This thesis presents a theory for the analysis of astronomy-related art: the paradigm of astroart.