The Keck Observatory “Exoplanet Imaginarium”: Where Imagination and Science Meet
The Exoplanet Imaginarium (www.keckobservatory.org/imaginarium) is the result of a collaboration between the W. M. Keck Observatory and award-winning exoplanet artist Adam Makarenko (www.adammakarenko.com/). Together, we have created a science-based artistic rendering of a variety of exoplanet scenes.
Through this project, we bring alien worlds to life, embarking on a deep-space visual journey to extrasolar planets that have either been discovered or characterized using Keck Observatory data. Serving as an interface between science, technology, and the arts, this project is designed to fulfill the ultimate dream of anyone who has ever wondered what extrasolar planets look like, to imagine ourselves on board a spacecraft flying by a strange world, or standing on an alien moon’s surface looking at a giant planet rising above the horizon.