The View from Earth, the View from Space | Exhibition at EastSide Visitor Centre, Belfast


15 February to 25 March 2018

An exhibition of art and science celebrating astronomy, the planets and the stars.

Since the dawn of time artists and scientists have been inspired by the heavens. Scientists strive to understand the nature of the cosmos while artists wrestle to capture the majesty of the endless sky.

This show brings together great art that captures the awe of the celestial bodies alongside scientific artefacts, drawings and photographs by leading astronomers.

The exhibition features scientific photographs and drawings by astronomers Professor Alan Fitzsimmons and Dr Paul Abel, paintings by Professor Harry McMahon, Patrick Conyngham and Colin McGookin, solar eclipse photographs by Dr Ann McVeigh and Ken Bartley, mixed media work by Emma Whitehead, prints by Dr Josephine McCormick.

The show also features artworks produced by Patricia McCormack who has worked with astronomers at Edinburgh Royal Observatory as well as a rare glimpse at engineering drawings of spacecraft instruments developed and built at the UCL-Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

There is a Special Preview on Wednesday 14th February, 6 to 8 pm

Part Ni Science Festival. Curated by ArtisAnn Art Gallery. Admission is free.

EastSide Visitor Centre
402 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1HH
T: +44 28 9045 8114
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