Mad Quickies: Asteroid Art Challenge

Get your space-art on.

Surprise! HEY-O! I will be doing the Quickies once a week. That’s right, you can see me frantically typing with a cup-o-joe in hand (yes, I type with one hand and sometimes my face) on Wednesday morns here at good ‘ol Mad Art Lab. I promise I will try to to post at a regular time each week, but for today, I’m posting this at whenever-o-clock. Whenever-o-clock being the time I got done packing my Etsy orders on laaaaaaaazy west coast time. Hooray!

I promise to do my duty and provide links that have to do with specific topics each week. And speaking of topics, if you have a science-art (on the social media we like to condense that term to just SciArt) link or story please send them in via our contact link and we will try to post em and credit YOU! We especially like topics that are inclusive to other artists or events or other call to action type posts that we can share with the community. ON THAT NOTE… here are the Quickies for Wednesday, June 5th, 2019!

ASTEROID ART CONTEST: Redbubble, the very cool t-shirt company that supports indie artists, is having a space based contest where you can create art that has to do with asteroids and win prizes. It is even judged by astronauts! That’s right you can make art and show it to Chris Hadfield, Nicole Stott and more! Go to the Redbubble blog for more info. The deadline for submission is June 15th.

(Shameless self-promo: I haven’t entered the contest, not sure if I have time to get some new art BUT I do have a RedBubble shop with some of my illustrations. Check it out here.) 

Science Has a New Plan to Deflect Asteroids!: DART – the Double Asteroid Redirection Test will launch in 2021and will use spacecraft to slam into asteroids and any other object headed for us. It’s like something out of a movie! Go to NASA to learn more! 

ATTENTION DATA NERDS! NEO Earth Close Approaches: Did you know that you can track objects that zoom past us and get all kinds of cool data about speed, distance and size? You can! Go to the Center for Near Earth Object Studies at JPL to learn more and scoop up all that fine, fine data, baby. Bonus points: Check out what JUST zipped past us at 16,000mph!

I hope this inspired you to ROCK that contest! I’ll be back soon with more cool science and art links! I’m off to the art studio!

Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia, science-loving artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and is currently in love with pottery. Daily maker of art and leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Tip Jar is here.

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