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Announcing the next Drawing Challenge: Stars

As a child I used to sleep outside on the roof-top terrace of our summer cottage with my grandfather and he would point out individual stars, name them, and teach me to see the constellations.

This has grown into a life-long love affair, and this week, on the 25th anniversary of the Hubble telescope, I’d like to propose a new drawing challenge: Stars.

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(Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI))

I’m fascinated by stars.
Fascinated by the whole cosmos, that “What else is out there? How does it all work?” feeling.
Say yes, join me and come explore the stars.
As usual, I’ll put up a post on Friday 1st of May, and link everyone who leaves comments here, by email or on my FB in, and we’ll have a visit over the weekend.

Reaching for the stars my friends. πŸ˜€

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And, if you like, for added inspiration pop over to the HubbleSite news centre and see amazing images like this one:

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(Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI))
You can also read the accompanying story: For over two decades astronomers have been patiently monitoring the fading glow of a supernova in a nearby galaxy. They’ve been looking for a suspected companion star that pulled off almost all of the hydrogen from the doomed star that exploded. At last Hubble’s ultraviolet-light sensitivity pulled out the blue glow of the star from the cluttered starlight in the disk of the galaxy. This observation confirms the theory that the supernova originated in a double-star system where one star fuelled the mass-loss from the aging primary star. The surviving star’s brightness and estimated mass provide insight into the conditions that preceded the 1993 explosion.

WOW!

Comments: 15

  • April 27, 2015
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    I’ll join Veronica. Thanks for the invite. xo

  • April 27, 2015
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    How could I say no to this theme? ! Of course am I in. YES PLEASE

  • April 27, 2015
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    I am in, dear Veronica!

    – And I am absolutely thrilled by your family history… my family on the maternal side came from the same area! My mother has documents back to 1183! Isn’t it wonderful? The family name was ‘von Arckenberg’ and they lived close to Prague…
    You showed an obituary of your ancestor written in such a beautiful, lovely German, full of respect and deference… if you need a translation, please let me know. I would try to translate it.

    Love
    Ariane.

  • April 27, 2015
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    lovely to hear about you and your grandfather
    such a dear memory
    as is seeing each image here
    i will be joining in
    thank you

  • April 27, 2015
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    Oh I wish someone had sat be down and pointed out the various stars and constellations. I’m envious. I shall happily watch your wonderful drawing challenge from the sidelines! πŸ˜€

  • April 28, 2015
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    I am fascinated too! Same time scaring.. but I have to follow what’s out there πŸ™‚

  • April 28, 2015
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    Sign me up please πŸ™‚ I’ll try to join in..

  • daryledelstein

    April 28, 2015
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    i spotted those stars in Santa Fe two years ago and have seen them in other more local places since .. i wish i had a house or at the very least a large apartment in which to hang a few … i am sure your challenge will be well met

  • April 28, 2015
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    Sign me up. (Although I won’t be drawing. Photography’s still okay, isn’t it?)

  • April 28, 2015
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    I’m in!

  • April 30, 2015
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    I am late, but I am in. Found some stars today!
    Lucia

  • April 30, 2015
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    I’m late too:), but I’m in. Eric

  • May 1, 2015
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    even later… count me in, please!

  • May 1, 2015
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    Hi V. I’m a little late. (I have much work to do) I do not know if I can do my “Star” in time. But if you allow me to participate still. count me in, please

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