Archive for October, 2015

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    Painting of the Week

    A Witch is Unveiled by Rigel

    Diana Battefeld, A Witch is unveiled by Rigel , 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After an image of NGC 1909 taken by NASA/STScI Digitized Sky Survey. One of the major advances of the twentieth century in theoretical cosmology was made by Russian theoretical physicist and cosmologist George Gamow, (1904 – 1968). Lemaitre’s work reached its apotheosis …

  • Perhaps the so called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.

    Georg C. Lichtenberg.

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    Painting of the Week

    Butterfly

    Diana Battefeld, Butterfly, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After an image of NGC 6302, photographed by NASA’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team. Aleksander Friedmann did not live to see the impact of his discovery. He died in 1925. The significance of his work was not appreciated until two years …

  • Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view.

    Max Planck (1858 – 1947) German Physicist

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    Painting of the Week

    Afterdeath

    Diana Battefeld, A Grand Afterdeath, 2015 [Oil on Canvas].. After the planetary nebula NGC 2818 photographed by the the wide field planetary camera 2 HST. The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged striking details of the famed planetary nebula designated NGC 2818, which lies in the southern constellation of Pyxis (the Compass). The spectacular structure of …

  • The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape; only man can do that; but, likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority.

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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