Print Science: the project bringing the curiosities of astronomy books to life

Aye corona

Casting about for wall adornment of the non-frilly and interesting kind, we happened across the celestial wonderment that is spacey online art emporium, Print Science, a collaborative research project between artist Louise Beer and photographer John Hooper. Together, the pair curate and photograph plates and engravings from 19th and early 20th century astronomy books. The results are perfectly-mounted prints of some strange and uniquely beautiful things, from a moon eclipse and a lunar crater to a star map, and our favourite, a corona observed by French astronomer Emmanuel Liais in 1857 (above). £35-£50, printscience.org

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