This color composite of NGC 6543 was co-produced
and is being co-released by the Hubble Heritage
Project (AURA/STScI) and Hubble European Space Agency
Information Center (HEIC) located at the Space Telescope-European
Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF) in Garching, Germany.
Lars Lindberg Christensen
Lars is a science communication specialist heading
the Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre
group in Munich, Germany where he is responsible
for the public outreach and education for the NASA/ESA
Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA/ESA/CSA James
Webb Space Telescope in Europe.
Lars obtained his Master’s Degree in physics
and astronomy from the University of Copenhagen,
Denmark. Before assuming his current position he
spent a decade working as a science communicator
and technical specialist for Tycho Brahe Planetarium
Lars has more than 100 publications to his credit,
most of them in popular science communication and
in the theory of same. His other, and very diverse,
production lies mainly in the areas of graphical
communication, written communication, technical
communication and scientific communication. He is
author of The Hands-On Guide to Science Communication
as well as co-author of a colourful book on light
phenomena. He has produced material for a multitude
of different media from star shows, laser shows
and slide shows, to web, print, TV and radio. His
methodology is concentrated around devising and
implementing innovative strategies for the production
of efficient science communication and educational
material. This work involves working with highly
skilled graphics people and technicians, the result
of which for instance is visible at: http://www.spacetelescope.org.
Lars is a founding member and secretary of the
International Astronomical Union Working Group on
"Communicating Astronomy with the Public"
) and he is currently involved in defining a national
astronomy communication strategy for Denmark.
Martin Kornmesser got his degree in graphics design
in munich in 1989. In those days the computers were
not yet the favourite tools of graphic designers
and Martin actively started exploring the emerging
fascinating world of computer graphics in the nineties.
In 1990 Martin Kornmesser founded his own company
ART-M, where he made illustrations wallpaintings
and all kinds of graphics design before he in 1999
ended up with ESA's Hubble Space Telescope outreach
Here he is responsible for producing images, illustrations,
3D animations, videos and much more.