"Do you look up on a clear night and gaze in wonder at the stars deep in the Universe? They provoke inspiration and awe, a moment of calm, quiet, and peace in our hectic world. Serene Universe combines the awe of the Universe with these healing moments of serenity. It is a unique one hour film experience in which images and music are intimately intertwined. Starting on our beautiful planet, Serene Universe takes you slowly above the Earth, into the Solar System, the Galaxy, Deep Space and finally your inner space. Serene Universe is an entirely independent project by Maarten...

Panel of astro-artisits; Roger Malina, Richard Clar, and Daniela de Paulis will discuss how art changed after the launch of Sputnik, by presenting and examining works by contemporary artists. The live panel is on 21 April 18:00 - 19:00 UT at Cosmoquest . History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik, thus marking the dawn of the Space Age. With humankind gaining access into outer space for the first time in history, the launch of Sputnik changed the way we see our planet and we see ourselves in relation to the universe. This event is...

Le Voyage dans la Lune (2011-2012) is a black and white film composed of 26 “moonbounced” images of the lunar phases by Daniela de Paulis. Watch the video and join the Q&A live online during GAM 2013 on 20 April at 18:00 -18:30 UT on Cosmoquest . In September 2011, an amateur radio operator in Brazil transmitted the 26 images to the Moon in sequence, and the Dwingeloo radio telescope in the Netherlands received the signals after they reflected off of the Moon. Because of the distance the radio signals traveled on their trip to the Moon and back, some...

During GAM 2013, Matthew Whitehouse will be presenting a video version of "Mauna Kea" featuring images to highlight the music. Join the live event on CosmoQuest 5 April at 18:00 - 18:30 UT "Mauna Kea" is the final movement of Matthew Whitehouse's new organ work Pleiades Visions . Pleiades Visions takes inspiration from traditional music and mythology associated with the Pleiades (Seven Sisters) star cluster from Australian Aboriginal, Native American, and Native Hawaiian cultures. Image: Night view from the summit of Mauna Kea, with the Pleiades visible up and to the right of the moon. "Mauna Kea" creates a dramatic...

Tomographic scan of lunar meteorite Made at the TU-Delft, faculty of Aerospace Engineering - Dr. Xiaomin (Jason) WU in collaboration with Jasper Coppes. I was on may way to an aerospace engineer from China who operates a machine with which we can look inside of things. On the train I read an article about the linguistic characteristics of a tribe of amazon natives. It said their language lacks the use of past and future. It can only refer to the present. Every now and then I would peek through the window, scanning the Dutch countryside; A two dimensional...

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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.