Archive for September 24th, 2015

  • Spiral Galaxy_s
    Painting of the Week

    The Dancers

    Diana Battefeld, The Dancers, 2015 [Oil on Canvas] Göttingen. After an image captured with the ESO Faint Object Spectrograph and Camera (EFOSC2) through three wide band filters (B, V, R). EFOSC2 has a 4.1 x 4.1 arcminute field of view and is attached to the 3.6-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It …

  • Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German Physicist and master of aphorisms.