Space Art

 

The idea of the Space Art program is to encourage very young students (6 to 12 years old) to imagine about the Universe, to learn about astronomy and discover things for themselves by researching information on an astronomical object.

Its aim is to encourage creativity and independent work amongst young students, and to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and creativity. Art is a perfect way to achieve this.

Space Art is a site where students' vision can be placed and shared. We want students to represent through drawings or photographs their favourite astronomical object.

They just have to look for it in the sky, books or the internet and then draw it or make a picture of it using photography or combined techniques.

Space Art is organised jointly by the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) and Universe Awareness (UNAWE).

Project Coordinator: Arif Solmaz.

Many artists have inspired themselves on the vision of the nightsky or about the mythology associated to astronomical phenomena. Sometimes the association isn't quite obvious unless we are aware of it.

This page presents a gallery of some famous art pieces from that past that were inspired by the observation of the stars and astronomical phenomena.

Many artists produce impressions on today's astronomical discoveries.

Examples of images created by children, at home (6 to 11 years old).

Examples of images created by children (12 to 16 years old).

Examples of images created by students (12 to 16 years old).

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The goal of the European Astronomy Space Art Contest is to stimulate the creativity and independent work of students from primary European schools, to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and skills, and to help the spread of information technologies in the educational process.

They just have to look for it in the sky, books or the internet and then draw it or make a picture of it using photography or combined techniques.

Browse the contest menu and learn more about this contest.

Space Art is organised jointly by the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) and Universe Awareness (UNAWE).