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Open Dome IN PERSON - Solar Tree - How the Sun made Art

NTU Observatory in front of Solar Tree Artwork
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Join Pauline Woolley, the Annie Maunder Image Innovation category winner of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2022, in her talk How the Sun made Art to hear the science and art behind her stunning image.

  • From: Thursday 26 January 2023, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 26 January 2023, 10 pm
  • Location: LT4, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 26 January 2023, 8.00 pm
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Event details

Astronomy and in general experiencing the sky above can be an immense inspiration for everyone. This has lead to many competitions trying to capture the amazing visualisations astronomers, amateur-astronomers, astro-photographers and artists have created, as well as stunning exhibitions of their works. One of these is the Astronomy Photographer of the Year ran by the Royal Greenwich Observatory and its 2022 exhibition.

This is an annual competition featuring the world’s greatest space photography. Photographers from across the globe compete to take home the prestigious title. And the winners of the 2022 category for image innovation, Pauline Woolley, will be giving us some insight into her creative process and science leading to her stunning image. In her talk How the Sun made Art P Woolley will outline how over the past decade light from the Sun has been a predominant part of her practice. Here she will discuss how open access data led to the creation of 'Solar Tree' the Annie Maunder Image Innovation category winner of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2022.

Booking is required for this event while attending in person. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.

This event is taking place as a hybrid event on NTU campus. This will allow a flexible way of attending. You are currently booking to attend in person (including observatory and planetarium tour with possible observations) and will need to purchase a £5 ticket for the event. If you are underage or an NTU student there is no charge.

You can also attend the virtual talk for free but would need to book the XXX Open Dome VIRTUAL XXX event to receive the link details.


The event will start at 8pm with Pauline Woolley and his talk How the Sun made Art.

Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in LT4 within the Teaching and Learning Building. After the talk, visitors will be able to enter the NTU planetarium, get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the Winter sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, the planetarium session will be pointing out objects of interest as well.

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!

Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will need to contact security at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to Teaching and Learning Building.

Travel Info:

Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.

Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.

The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .

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