|painting combines astronomy and neuroscience|
The intersection of space technology and art, otherwise known as astronomical art, has inspired many artistic genres including realism, impressionism, and sculpture. Space art was furthered by reflecting telescopes, which capture accurate depictions of the cosmos. Both scientists, who observe and postulate the universe for astronomical research, as well as artists, who are simply fascinated and inspired by the eccentricity of the outer universe, participate in the production of astronomical art. However strange the universe landscape may be, it can be captured with surprising accuracy through the hands of an artist with little scientific background.
Scientists also use art to engage their topics of interest. One example is Lucianne Walkowicz, an astronomer working on NASA's Kepler mission. Walkowicz, a scientist and poet, creates art for the purpose of resisting the academic and professional pressure to "divide science from creativity". Her actions makes her a pioneer in breaking down the myth of Two Cultures.
|Lucianne Walkowicz wants to educate the public on the tangibility and creativity of science|
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