Painting of the Week

Violet Tear

Diana P. Battefeld, Violet Tear, 2015 [Oil on Canvas] Göttingen. After an image published by Petri Väisänen et al, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 000 1-24 (2007). The Anatomy of a Bird was originally photographed using a dataset combination of the Advanced Camera for Surveys on board the Hubble Space Telescope (ACS/HST) and deep optical …

  • Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

    Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Painting of the Week

The Dancers

The Dancers, Diana P. Battefeld, 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. …

  • Die Astronomie ist vielleicht diejenige Wissenschaft, worin das wenigste durch Zufall entedeckt worden ist, wo der Menschliche Verstand in seinen ganzen Größe erscheint und wo der Mensch am besten lernen kann, wie klein er ist.

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, deutscher Physiker und Meister des Aphorismus

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