Seeing and Knowing in Art and Astronomy, May 20-21

Student Workshop at the Lick Observatory
Friday, May 20, 2016 to Saturday, May 21, 2016
UC Lick Observatory

On May 20-21, the Institute of the Arts and Sciences is offering undergraduate students at the University of California an opportunity to learn about the intersections between art and astronomy. Students will join astronomers and artists for a two-day field trip to the historic UC Lick Observatory on top of Mount Hamilton. They will learn about the Lick’s history and take part in workshops. These workshops will use the Lick's resources–– their immense telescopes and incredible archive of historical photographs, documents, and astronomical instrument–– to ask questions about the relationship between how we see and how we know. Working with artists and astronomers, students can explore how expectations, tools and technology, professional training, institutional framing, and our own values and histories influence perception. 

Students participating in the workshop will be eligible to team up to apply for grants of up to $1500 to fund one-time art & science projects such as mini-exhibitions, student events, performances, speakers, and more!

Transportation, food, and accommodations are provided.

To Apply:  Send a one-page (~250 word) email by April 27 telling us about yourself and why this sounds like something you’d enjoy: ias@ucsc.edu 

Seeing and Knowing in Art and Astronomy is sponsored by the UCSC Institute of the Arts and Sciences, with support from UC Lick Observatory, and Theoretical Astrophysics Santa Cruz.