Astronomy

 

Angela Palmer recreated an area of space using Nasa data for the Kepler mission for her sculpture, Searching for Goldilocks, now in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, USA. The sculpture featured in her solo exhibition Life Lines (see above for catalogue link). The installation is a collaboration with Dr Chris Lintott, astrophysicist and Dr Alexy Karenowska, physicist, both from Oxford University. The artist hand engraved the details captured by the telescope on 18 sheets of glass, each representing 250 light years from Earth. 

Searching for Goldilocks in a box
Searching for Goldilocks in a box

Hand engraved on glass using an image taken from the Kepler telescope

Large Searching for Goldilocks
Large Searching for Goldilocks

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Washington Hand engraved on glass using an image taken from the Kepler telescope

Angela Palmer with her sculpture
Angela Palmer with her sculpture

At the Smithsonian Art & Space Museum, Washington Credit: Image by Eric Long, Smithsonian Institution

Searching for Goldilocks detail
Searching for Goldilocks detail

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Washington Hand engraved on glass using an image taken from the Kepler telescope

Kepler Field of View (portrait)
Kepler Field of View (portrait)

Credit: Carter Roberts for NASA

Location of the area charted by the Kepler Telescope Image courtesy of NASA