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...

Global Astronomy Month 2013 features for the first time a program of art and astronomy, including live film screenings, live presentations by artists on their work, space food recipes and an AstroArt panel. GAM AstroArt aims at bringing together art, astronomy and space exploration, opening up discussions and possibilities for new collaborations in these fields. The live film screening program includes: 'Overview' by Planet Collective 'Serene Universe' by Maarten Roos 'No Gravity' by Silvia Casalino 'le Voyage dans la Lune' by Daniela de Paulis 'Eight Years of Cassini' by Nahum Mendez Chazarra 'Making the Invisible Visible' by Christoph Malin Each...

Geosynchronous satellites are destined to become the longest-lasting artifacts of human civilization, floating quietly in Earth orbit long after humanity has vanished from the planet. Trever Paglen’s The Last Pictures is a project that marks a geosynchronous satellite with a visual record of our time in history. Over a five-year period, Paglen interviewed scientists, artists, anthropologists, and philosophers as he considered the content of such a cultural record. Working with materials scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Paglen developed an ultra-archival disc designed to last billions of years. Paglen micro-etched the disc with one hundred photographs and encased it in...

In the fall of 2010, somewhat inexplicable circumstances led me to the coast of Southwest Ireland to meet the owner of a stone that could cure eyesight. I suppose the idea of a stone curing eyesight attracted me because I am a visual artist interested in the act of looking at things. But aside from that, it was certainly the first time I allowed myself to incorporate my amateur fascination for rare stones into my professional life. There were a few important elements of the stone encounter that I remember very well. First of all, the oral traditions that established...

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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.