AbstractsAstronomy & Space Science

Reflections on astronomy-related art: contextualization, transformation and empowerment

by Tibisay R. Sankatsing Nava

Institution: Leiden University
Year: 2015
Keywords: astronomy art; artsci; empowerment; interdisciplinarity; science communication; paradigm of astroart
Record ID: 1252754
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.