NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy

NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy

NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.

The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending stunning images of deep space back to Earth for more than two decades. Astrophysicists use Hubble's images as well as those from other spacecraft in their research, but perhaps the most important purpose is to showcase NASA's work to the public. NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.

Guests

Zolt Levay

Imaging Team Lead, Office of public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute; Principal Investigator, Hubble Heritage Team

Bert Ulrich

Liaison for Multimedia, Film and TV Collaborations, NASA Office of Communications

Emil de Cou

National Symphony Orchestra’s Wolf Trap Festival conductor; Music Director, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle, WA

Related Links

Images From The Hubble Space Telescope

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