Title: Moon by Earthlight by David A. Hardy (1956) Caption: Earth, four times bigger than the Moon in our sky, sheds its blue light over a lunar crater, seen from its central peak. The sun is rising on the distant ringwall. Scenes like this are heavily influenced by Chesley Bonestell, who believed that because there is no air or weather on the Moon the mountains would be as jagged as the day they were born. He did not take into account the billions of years of micrometeorite impacts, or the constant expansion and contraction caused to rocks by the extremes...

Hello, is anybody there? I have many hats and one is of a musician. During my early 20’s I got obsessed with learning how to play every instrument that fell onto my hands. My initial idea was to understand one of the most precious things I know: music. I wanted to go beyond passive listening and venture myself into the fabric of music – a place of harmonies, melodies, colours and conversations. Eventually this became a solid obsession of mine and I started jamming in basements with friends and eventually composing my own pieces (successful music stories always start in...

I cannot stop thinking about space. Ultimately this where I am right now, writing these lines. It’s not about ‘being’ outside, it’s about realizing where we are. I am curious and can’t stop wondering where all this comes from and where will it end. I am fascinated with the feeling of drowning in the immensity of the cosmos and in all these unanswered questions. It’s a love for vertigo. I like that space is about us, about humans. We go out to have a better picture of who we are and what we are doing. It’s also a big responsibility...

Can you please describe your latest work, Heaven's Carousel, for the AWB community? The Heaven's Carousel creates a kind of accelerated sound universe translating light physics into acoustics. It consists of carousel of 12 arms pending at a height of 10 meters. On each arm hangs a double string of seven meters with three loudspeakers on three different levels playing sine waves. When the carousel starts to turn the sine wave frequencies change according to the visitor's position. This is due to the so called Doppler Effect: The pitch is higher if they approach and becomes lower when they disapproach...

16”X24”, acrylic and spray paint on canvas The following paintings are the result of recent experiments using liquid nitrogen to flash-freeze water and oil-based paints, thereby using phase transition as a method of slowing down paint dispersion in a closed setting of simple rules. The majority of the two paintings and the accompanying details were completed during the February 2014 Astronomers Without Borders live google hangout. I’ve used two methods that utilize liquid nitrogen in these pieces. One is by dripping small drops of paint into a container of liquid nitrogen, thereby allowing the paint to freeze into tiny balls,...

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Astronomers Without Borders' AstroCrafts web blog presented by Kathleen Horner will share a unique variety of creative, educational and fun astronomy-related crafts inspired by the cosmos in which we live. The AstroCrafts page projects will be presented periodically throughout the year for the whole family that involves hands on arts and crafts that will teach us about the wonders of our universe.  The projects are especially a great resource for schools and other organizations, too.  The AstroCrafts projects is another way we can discover our own inner artist and find personal expression of what we see and feel in the cosmic life that is all around us.