First impressions of ESTEC – exploring the new nest

In this video diary, Sarah Petkus, kinetic artist and roboticist, shares her first impressions of ESA’s technical centre (ESTEC), and her robot, Noodle, gets settled in his new home.   Sarah Petkus is at the European Space...

The Wandering Artist at ESTEC

The Wandering Artist has arrived at ESTEC! On 6 June, Sarah Petkus, a kinetic artist and roboticist, began a three-week residency at the European Space Agency's technical centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands to explore aspects of robotic...

Making a mark: science-art residency progress at ESTEC

Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency, spent her second research period at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) from 1 to 19 May 2017. The residency is organised by Ars...

Our Place in Space: a Hubble-inspired art show

Earlier this year, astronomy and art met amongst the picturesque scenery of Venice, Italy, in the form of Our Place in Space, an art & science exhibition inspired by the iconic images and ground-breaking discoveries of the...

Artist in residence back at ESTEC

Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency, organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA, is back at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, for another three-week...

Stellar start for Aoife van Linden Tol’s residenc...

From 27 February to 17 March 2017, Aoife van Linden Tol, a multimedia artist working primarily with explosive media who is the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency, organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA, was...

­­When Art meets Science: First impressions of the ESA-...

On 27 February, artist-in-residence Aoife van Linden Tol will start a three-week period at ESA's ESTEC technical centre, as part of ESA's art-science initiative in collaboration with Ars Electronica, Futurelab, and the European Digital Art and Science...

From stone age to space age: How artist Siobhán McDonal...

Crystalline – an exhibition of work by artist Siobhán McDonald  – is inspired in part by ESA's Solar Orbiter mission and brings elements of contemporary engineering together with prehistory in the use of carbon and charred bone....

Paul Quast – man with a simple message

At 20:00 UTC on 10 October 2016, ESA’s Cebreros deep space tracking station broadcast a 15-minute message in the direction of Polaris, the Pole Star. It contained thousands of messages from citizens of the world offering their...

Artist in residence at Mars landing

The first ESA–Ars Electronica artist in residence, Aoife van Linden Tol, is currently visiting ESA's European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, for the arrival at Mars of the ExoMars mission, with the Schiaparelli module landing...