Under the joint hosting arrangements in the international SKA program, Australia will host the SKA’s survey telescope at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO), which is on traditional Wajarri Yamatji country in the Mid West region of Western Australia.
In celebration of this exciting event, the Department of Innovation are holding Seeing Stars, a national art competition where artists are invited to create pieces which express the SPA's potential for discovery.
Artwork must be 2D, and based around one or more of the five ‘themes’ identified below:
Entries close 11:59pm AEST, Friday 5 July 2013.• The birth of stars and galaxies
• The mysteries of dark energy
• Alien life
• The genius of Einstein
• Giant magnetic fields of space
The exhibition of winners and finalists will be held in early August at the Yarra Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne.
For application eligibility requirements, visit the SKA website.