All The Dead Stars – Astronomy meets Art

Bismillah. More from Katie Paterson. I’m delighted that a brief conversation about supernovae 1-2 years ago at ROG led to an astronomical art display at the Tate.

Katie says:

I went on to contact and then work with Supernova Hunters all over the world, like you suggested. Particularly Prof Richard Ellis, then at Oxford, now Caltech.

It resulted in a huge map of ‘All the Dead Stars’ in the Universe – that was shown at Tate Britain early this year:

A whole 27,000 of them! (Gamma ray bursts, white dwarves, supernova type 1a,b etc)

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