This year, the Chicago Science Festival, hosted by the Illinois Science Council, will feature an event called Science as Art.  We invite you to submit artistic and scientific images from your work for consideration.  Images ranging from the tiniest nanoparticles and neurons to the largest galactic images, including all types of microscopy and other scientific photography, are welcome.  Submissions will be accepted from now until April 22, 2018.

Science as Art will take place on May 8, 2018 at STUDIO Xfinity, 901 W. Weed Street in Chicago from 5:30-8:30 pm.

Left to right, images courtesy of: Mark McClendon (Northwestern), Dana Simmons (University of Chicago), Camila Manoel Crnkovic and Rojin Ahadi (UIC), and Henry Chan (Argonne).

Submission Information

All submissions must be emailed to with “ScienceAsArt_FirstNameLastName” in the subject line.
Only digital submissions will be considered. All images must have a title, author(s), affiliated institution(s), and 2-3 sentence description in layterms.

We look forward to seeing your SciArt!


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On April 8th, 2024, a total solar eclipse will sweep across North America, from Mexico to the Maine-Canadian border. For those who experienced the spectacular solar eclipse of 2017, this one will be similar, crossing the United States from west to east and passing through or near several major metropolitan areas. And while its path is quite different this time, Carbondale, Illinois, a reasonable destination for Chicago-area residents, will once again be on the line of totality.    

Just a little background on eclipses:  Lunar and solar eclipses are not uncommon – they each occur about twice a year when the moon is crossing the ecliptic, the path of the sun in the sky.

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