­­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...

When Art and Space Science meet

Space science is a domain perhaps as vast as the cosmos it investigates. The advent of space telescopes, augmented eyes to see what we cannot observe from Earth, and space probes, emissaries to worlds other than our...