ARTacama Project
Jackie Tileston, Associate Professor of Fine Arts; Painting at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design, was commissioned to paint a canvas wrap for ACTPol, a polarization-sensitive receiver upgrade for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope designed to directly measure the Cosmic Microwave Background and probe the structure and evolution of the early Universe. Located on Cerro Toco in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile at an altitude of 5,190 meters (17,030 feet), it is one of the highest permanent, ground-based telescopes in the world--and the highest known art installation. For more information, please visit www.design.upenn.edu/news/prof-tileston-collaborates-astr... (Photos by B.Doherty/PennDesign except where noted).
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