Astronomy and Art.

My very artistic niece sent me a link to a very cool rendition of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ that was recreated by an astronomer using Hubble images.


From the Open Culture Website: Last year, Alex Parker, a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, created a mosaic of Starry Night using 100 Hubble photos. Alex downloaded the photos from the European Space Agency’s website, popped them into a free digital art software package called AndreaMosaic to make the image above. The high-res image can be found here.

The more challenging aspect of the image would be to figure out each of the little panels used to make the image.  How many can you name without looking?

Alternatively, I might use some of my own images and see what great works of art I can come up with.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +


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