Wren’s calling In homage to C.Wren, architect, mathematician and astronomer. Tech data - A) Mars - Exposure of North Polar layered deposits (PSP_009683_2670) Lat: 86.9° Long: 300.9°. B) Maths - Spherical cycloid. It was studied and named by Galileo in 1599. He found the area of the surface by weighing pieces of metal cut into the shape of the cycloid. The Gorgon lair This HiRISE image covers the southwest portion of the terraces and floor of Holden Crater situated in southwest Margaritifer Terra. Mythical landscape create mythical images. Tech data - A) Mars - Holden Crater megabreccia (PSP_001666_1530)...

Margasus What would Pegasus, the winged horse, look like in Mars atmosphere? Tech data - A) Mars - Aeolian Dune Monitoring Site (ESP_014413_2065) Lat: 26.1° Long: 57°. B) Maths - From Viviani’s figure eight shaped space curve — the intersection of a sphere with a cylinder tangent to the sphere and that passes through the center of the sphere. In 1737, the Church allowed Galileo to be reburied in a grave funded by Viviani. Viviani’s own remains were moved to Galileo’s new grave as well. The lunar crater Viviani is named after him. The cave of a 1000...

Jean Constant is past professor of Visual Communication and Media Technology and resides in New Mexico. As an artist, he has been actively involved for many years in Science and Art collaborative projects, particularly in the field of mathematics and art. The following is a series of mathematical objects set on a background of images from the planet Mars taken by the HIRISE experiment. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HIRISE) is a project of the University of Arizona, Tucson. A HIRISE camera is flying on-board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) mission, investigates deposits and landforms resulting from geologic and...

Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, Courtesy Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York To me, any time I spend painting is a happy time, but any time spent painting outdoors is simply wonderful. If you are an artist, then you probably know that painting outside is called “en plein air” (from French meaning “in the open air”) and is a style of painting that has been enjoyed by artists for centuries. Many masterpieces have been created outdoors by many luminaries of history, including Albert Beirstadt, Thomas Cole, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh. The tradition of painting en...

Like any other form of artistic creation, Space Art is about creating a work of art that elicits a response from a viewer, only the topic of the creation is space. My personal method of creating art is two dimensional visual imagery, more commonly called “painting.” As discussed in the last posting, there are several sub-genres of Space Art and my preferences lie in creating images that are Descriptive Realism or Cosmic Expressionism. In this article I will describe the methods of how I and many other members of the IAAA go about creating a Space Art work of Descriptive...

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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.