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‘In colour’: how art took over an observatory
September 5, 2023 6:00pm Online
A small observatory in St Andrews has stood unused for many years - the building is now being brought back into use through art.
A small observatory in St Andrews has stood unused for many years, its telescope long since removed. Once home to a twin photometric telescope, the building is now being brought back into dramatic use through a new art installation.
Titled ‘In colour,’ this project is the latest by Shine, a collaborative initiative that delves into the properties of light and its application in modern astronomical research through science, music, and art. Through colour and light, the installation has brought back the memories of the telescope that once was there.
In this talk, Shine artist Tim Fitzpatrick and astronomer Anne-Marie Weijmans will introduce the ‘in colour’ installation and will reflect on their ongoing collaboration between the sciences and the arts: How can the arts be used to explain scientific concepts? Why is interdisciplinarity critical? And why is visualising connections between the arts and science useful?Book Now