The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) launched the website “Art inspired by the Universe”, a December calendar that links artworks to milestones in astronomy and Space exploration, another initiative with which IA joins the celebration of International Astronomical Union 100th anniversary.
Throughout December, the website “Do the stars gaze back? – Art inspired by the Universe”, in English and Portuguese, will create bridges between art and astronomy through a growing archive of artworks in painting, literature, music and cinema. It links these works to a December day in the past that was key for our understanding of the Universe.
This project stems from a collaboration between IA and the MA in Communication Design and New Media of the Fine Arts Faculty of ULisboa. It was created, designed and implemented by Sara Patinho Rodrigues with contents gathered and revised by IA.
“Do the stars gaze back? – Art inspired by the Universe” is framed within the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). To commemorate this milestone, the IAU is organising a year-long celebration to increase awareness of a century of astronomical discoveries as well as to support and improve the use of astronomy as a tool for education, development and diplomacy under the central theme “Under One Sky”.