Category Archives: Videos
Drs. Lisa and Jeffrey Smith, professors at the University of Otago New Zealand and members of the Aesthetics & Astronomy project at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory present a talk at SciTED New Zealand.
I submitted “Video Postcard: Aesthetics & Astronomy in 15-seconds” to the Ignite Smithsonian event for Monday, April 11, 2011, at the National Museum of the American Indian.
Every year, hundreds of astronomical images are released to the public by the many telescopes on the ground and in space – including the Chandra, Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes — that observe the Universe. These images span the entire electromagnetic spectrum, mostly representing light and phenomena that cannot be detected by the human eye.
NASA’s Blueshift podcast interviewed Dr. Randall Smith of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a collaborator on the Aesthetics & Astronomy project that is looking into how the public perceives multi-wavelength astronomical imagery. Randall shares some surprising early results from the project that may change the way we communicate with images.