Space scientists contribute to out of this world exhibition

Visitors to the National Space Centre will be able to see a brand new exhibition on display from 10 March to 8 April.

The exhibition has been created in collaboration with many scientists, including space scientists Professor Martin Barstow, Professor John Bridges, Professor Nial Tanvir and Professor Mark Sims from our Department of Physics and Astronomy.

'Creativity and Curiosity' is a project led by three artists, Ione Parkin RWA, Alison Lochhead and Gillian McFarland, whose work draws connections and inspiration from astronomy and space.

This is an exciting partnership where the three artists have been collaborating with astronomers and planetary geologists to produce an exhibition with related discussions.

The artists are interpreting the universe through the materials of their own disciplines – painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing and glass blowing.

The result is a new perspective on the fabulously rich imagery of space, involving scientists and the wider community in a creative dialogue around current thinking and research about the universe.

There will also be additional interactive, family-friendly workshops held by the artists on 17-18 March.

The exhibition will be part of the Centre's celebrations of British Science Week (09-18 March) and be included in some of the Easter school holiday period; Journey to Mars (24 March - 15 April).

Entry to the exhibition is included in any day entry to the Centre and is free for Annual Pass holders.