NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy (Rebroadcast)
September 2, 2013
The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending stunning images of deep space back to Earth for more than two decades. Astrophysicists use Hubble's images as well as those from other spacecraft in their research, but perhaps the most important purpose is to showcase NASA's work to the public. NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.
In 1965 the work of six local painters went on exhibit at the now-defunct Washington Gallery of Modern Art. The show launched a movement, and the painters' work now hangs in major museums. One of those artists, now 97, lives in Arlington, Va.
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