Millennium Point is teaming up with Strathclyde University to translate specialist research into scientific artwork.

Strathclyde Space Institute deals with a number of experimental concepts with a view to protecting the Earth’s long-term future. Science Fiction is rapidly becoming Science Fact and the achievements and goals of researchers in today’s space industry would astound a lot of people. As humankind's grasp catches up to its reach we are seeing the following boundary-pushing concepts given life: from techniques for Asteroid Deflection and Manipulation to Space Debris capture and control with the Stardust Marie Curie ITN Network to research on Future Air-Space Transportation Technology, Computational Intelligence (A.I.) and Optimisation.

‘Space for Art’ has trained researchers to translate their work into accessible language for a wide audience without a deep knowledge of the engineering sciences. Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio has produced a series of visually captivating displays to accompany the researchers’ work and engage the public, Dr Leon Gurevitch of Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design in New Zealand has contributed an extraordinary series of astrophotographs, which highlight the brilliance of our galaxy and Glasgow School of Art undergraduate Cal Lomax has designed a series of inspirational abstract works based on the concept.

This exhibition is touring Science Centres throughout the UK and the researchers involved in the project will be on hand to speak to public audiences about their research using their new public engagement skills. The exhibition will appear in the Millennium Point Atrium from 28th May - 2nd June. It will open at 12pm on 28th May and will run until 2pm on 2nd June.

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Image courtesy of Dr Leon Gurevitch.

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