Interpreting Science through Art. Time Domain Astronomy and the Next-Generation Very Large Array
In June of 2017, NRAO invited four artists to a conference at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology to interpret the four science cases that will drive the design of the ngVLA. Jon Ramer, president of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, describes how he painted ngVLA science case on Time Domain, Cosmology, and Physics: “As I climbed inside one of the VLA dishes I was struck with an image of different packets of data streaming in from the universe, each at different energy intensities and frequencies. This image shows data coming into the receiver and beaming down to the computers to be analyzed.”
Can you figure out the secret message he inserted into the data stream in the painting on the left?
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