“Attainment and science, retainment and art—the two couples keep to themselves, but when they do meet, nothing else in the world matters.” – Vladimir Nabokov, novelist and lepidopterist.
Art and science go hand in hand. One decodes and constructs reality, and the other metaphorically expresses existence. Mankind needs both! As the STEAM movement is booming in education, NASA is taking it to a whole new level! Now, you can send your art to space!
In February of 2013, an NEO (Near-Earth Object) asteroid passed within 22,000 miles of Earth. Although it was nearly impossible for “Asteroid 2012 DA14” to collide with Earth, the object’s path raised a lot of questions for scientists. To investigate these inquiries, NASA decided to send OSIRIS-REx to the NEO “Asteroid 101955,” more commonly known as Bennu, to see what it could discover!
Recognizing that we are all explorers in one way or another, NASA is requesting that you (yes, you!) create a work of art to send into space on the OSIRIS-REx mission! This is your chance to be a part of history, to showcase your work on an international level, and to dive into your creativity like never before.
How does it work? Check it out!
First, think about the prompt:
Next, create your masterpiece! This can be anything from a song or poem, to a sketch or a video (with a limit of 2 minutes and 30 seconds). Then, share your creation on Twitter to @OSIRISREx or Instagram to @OSIRIS_REX. Be sure to use the hashtag: #WeTheExplorers.
In collaboration with Scholastic’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year, Kristina Holzwiess, the buncee team thought of some great ways to make your work stand out! Take a look at the suggestions below and see what inspires you! Then, learn how to submit your creation by following the instructions provided.
Make sure to share your work on social, tagging @Buncee.
Submissions are due Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm PDT.
What are you waiting for? Go! Go! Go!