The celestial vault as screen

Since antiquity, many civilizations have strived to understand and represent the celestial vault. In order to determine how many stars exist, scientists calculate how many there are in our galaxy, The Milky Way, and extrapolate this quantity to the entire universe, taking into account its dimensions. And even though this is still the subject of speculation, it is currently estimated that there are thousands of billions of stars.

In this video, discover how artist Vija Celmins meticulously creates the pieces in the series Night Sky, which depicts the starry firmament.