Astronomer Travis Rector on the Aesthetics of Astronomy

2009-05-04 by

Astronomers use large telescopes to study distant planets, stars and galaxies. Scientists pore over the data and images that arrive through these telescopes to learn as much as they can about distant objects and the workings and mysteries of space.

Because of technological improvements in deep-space observation over the past few decades, the images that astronomers have been working with have also proven to be stunningly beautiful.

Dr. Travis A. Rector, an assistant professor in the UAA Department of Physics and Astronomy, discusses these images in a unique type of show entitled “The Aesthetics of Astronomy.”

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Find the images that Dr. Rector discusses in this talk on his Web site under Deep Sky images.