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CAPS Seminar: When Data Visualization Isn’t Enough Illustrating Astrophysics for the Public

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Center for AstroPhysical Surveys
Location
NCSA - 1205 W Clark St, Urbana - RM 1040
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Apr 12, 2024   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Robert L. Hurt, Ph.D | Visualization Scientist | Caltech/IPAC
Contact
Cynthia Trendafilova
E-Mail
ctrendaf@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Center for AstroPhysical Surveys

Speaker: Robert L. Hurt, Ph.D | Visualization Scientist | Caltech/IPAC | IPAC Communications and Education
Date/Time: April 12, 2024 / 12 noon central.
Location: NCSA, 1040.
Zoom: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/82318062756?pwd=M3g1MFF6cytsOWFEbmU0UW1XWVoxQT09
Title/Abstract: When Data Visualization Isn’t Enough Illustrating Astrophysics for the Public
While astronomy is rich with compelling imagery that excites both researchers and the public, the datasets underlying many significant results are often easily interpreted only by the researchers themselves. Effective science communication often relies on science-based illustrations to both engage audiences and provide important visual context for understanding the text of a press release, museum exhibit, etc. I will talk through the methodologies we have found most effective in balancing science, communications, and aesthetic concerns when developing “space art” in support of NASA science results. Case studies will include Milky Way structure, black holes, and exoplanets.

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