Here are two of the latest Aesthetics & Astronomy papers to peruse, both printed in 2015.
The first is on the topic of false color and trust in astronomical imagery. The second paper analyzes data we took at a number of museums a few years ago. Enjoy!
Smith, L.S., Arcand K.K, Smith, J.K, Smith, R.K, Bookbinder, J., “Is That Real? Understanding Astronomical Images” Journal of Media and Communication Studies, 2015.
Smith, L.S., Smith, J.K, Arcand K.K, Smith, R.K, Bookbinder, J., “Aesthetics and Astronomy: How Labels Affect Understanding and Appreciating Deep Space Images,” Curator, 58:3, 2015.