Science Art: favorite image Petrus Plancius Instructing Students in the Science of Navigation, early 17th century
The Age of Exploration included at least a little bit of schoolwork. Here are navigation students learning the ways of current and coastline. Their teacher, Petrus Plancius, was a cartographer and Calvinist minister who helped Henry Hudson explore what we now know as New York, helped set up the Dutch East India company, and created some of the first globes not of Earth but of the constellations visible overhead, including some seen only from the Southern Hemisphere.
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An image of the summer sky (in the Northern Hemisphere) by William Peck, F.R.A.S., from his book, The constellations and how to find them; 13 maps, showing the position of the constellations in the sky during each month of any year….
In 1887, this was a good way to learn about the sky. It hasn’t changed much since then, but we see a lot less because of all the electric streetlights and security lights and lights left on in our windows.
That smoky trail of the Milky Wa…
Roy Gjerston was an artist who designed stamps for the US Postal Service and spaceship concept art for General Dynamics. So this stamp, commemorating the Mariner 10 probe to Venus and Mercury, falls right into the sweet spot between them.
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This is an image of an image of the heart – or at least an image of heart imaging. An echocardiogram done upward or downward from between the ribs beside the sternum. It’s shortened to a “PLAX” view, if you want to banter with yer cardiogram tech. You can read how they’re done here.
The picture was done for the the Yale University School of Medicine, Center for Advanced Instructional Media, by Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator and C. Carl Jaffe, MD, cardiologist.
SOURCE: Vox, 17 April 2019, “Scientists: We kept pig brains alive 10 hours after death. Bioethicists: ‘Holy shit.’,” as used in the post “The pigs were dead for 10 hours, and then they weren’t: ‘The ethics of experimenting on partially reanimated brains is uncharted territory.’”
Up until two days ago, I didn’t think I’d have anything at all; this thing fell together pretty much all at once. I had been experimenting with shimmer reverb (um, ba…
A house in space, with a big carport. Spaceport. You get the idea.
This illustration Skylab shows the Apollo capsule, which was launched on a Saturn 1B rocket to ferry crews to space, docked to the multiple docking adapter, which was designed and built at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
A frilled dinosaur found in Montana, as imagined by science illustrator Mariana Ruiz Villarreal.
Click for much bigger version. Panoramic photo of the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, by Dan Duriscoe.