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NING price rises, we may have to move...

NING are doubling their prices, which makes this site unsustainable, (and frankly not good value).

We would like to relocate to a new home - if any of you reading this are aware of good alternatives, let us know and we will investigate!

It would also help if you let us know which features you value most here.


Added by Nick Stevens on November 14, 2016 at 8:20am — 1 Comment

Sleipnir Fossa on Pluto

Sleipnir Fossa on Pluto

A strange geologic feature has been noted from the spectacular images obtained by the New Horizons during it's historic fly by on July 14, 2015. This long fracture over the southern hemisphere of Pluto (western border of Tartaus Dorsa) measures 360 miles (580 km) in length and has been informally named Sleipnir Fossa (in Norse mythology the eight-legged horse of Odin (king of the Norse gods)). The strange thing about this Plutonian fracture is that it… Continue

Added by Carlos E. Hernandez on April 14, 2016 at 12:06am — No Comments

Dust Storm on Dune

I wrote about creating my 1st artwork of 2016. Titled Dust Storm on Planet Dune it combines astronomical art with a science fiction theme. Read about it at

Happy New Year everyone.

Added by Jim Plaxco on January 2, 2016 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Gagarin 4k

Some Russian friends are involved in making a documentary on the flight of Yuri Gagarin, at 4k resolution! Including IMAX format!

Here's the facebook page:

They have access to the original footage (!) and have already scanned that at super high resolution - the detail is not that great in the original, but I guess it helps with the cleaning and restoration.

On Vimeo:…


Added by Nick Stevens on April 19, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments

New astronomical art on Twitter!

The IAAA have launched an astronomical art twitter account, which will focus on the most visual and artistic aspects of space science and astronomy.


I think that if you like this site, you will also find @ArtOfAstronomy enjoyable and interesting!…


Added by Nick Stevens on March 10, 2015 at 4:44pm — No Comments

“Multiple Universes”

Added by Theodore Petrakoglou on March 22, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

Engineering Objectives for Whitehorse

My initial goal wasn't to create just another cool looking starship.  There's a bunch out there and I probably don't have anything meaningful to add in that particular genre. 

Instead, I am creating a spacecraft based on real world requirements and science.  It may sound mundane at first, but these requirements are leading to some very interesting aesthetic results, making for what I hope will be some interesting spacecraft art.

First, any meaningful design…


Added by Michael J Lawrence on March 11, 2014 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Ursa Minor

Here is my new acoustic space art song, Ursa Minor.

Added by Csarnogurszky István on March 8, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Hello from the new guy

Hi everybody.  Came in to document and post my spacecraft design project.  This is an attempt to create an actual spacecraft according to a specific mission using real math and science.  Many calculations were done before the drawing process even began.  I'll put more in blogs to follow for those interested in the details.  

Added by Michael J Lawrence on March 6, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Book on the Soviet Manned Lunar Program

As many of you will know if you have been around here for a while, I have been working for many years on making high precision models of the hardware used in the Soviet manned lunar program in general, and the N-1 superbooster in particular.

These have been used in a book, and we are currently running a 'kickstarter' campaign to fund the print run:…


Added by Nick Stevens on January 8, 2014 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Roadmap to Space Settlement Art Contest

The National Space Society (NSS) has announced its Roadmap to Space Settlement 2014 International Student Art Contest.  I am serving as one of the contest's art judges and have written a short piece about the contest at

Please leave comments or questions there.

#space #art #spaceart

Added by Jim Plaxco on December 10, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments


Added by Theodore Petrakoglou on October 9, 2013 at 5:49am — 1 Comment

"Galactic Lady"

Added by Theodore Petrakoglou on September 27, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments


See also : Eleusinian Mysteries

Added by Theodore Petrakoglou on September 5, 2013 at 3:39am — 1 Comment

Blogged about the Small Stars of Exoplanets

I've written a blog post about the research I'm doing as a part of doing a series of paintings of exoplanets.

The post title is  The Small Stars of Exoplanets  and can be found at:

Ad Astra, Jim

Added by Jim Plaxco on July 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

To the edge of the galaxy and back on a sound wave

Forgive my indulgence but I have been a fan of Space music (if such a genre really exists) since, would you believe Telstar (the pop song instrumental) back in the early 60s.  Then leaping into the psychedelic music of the mid-60s, which still prevails to this day in its myriad flavours.  In the early 70s I "found" Hawkwind.  With their mix of hard rock, sci fi lyrics and electronic (nascent) flourishes my love of Space music was well and truly set. Then came Tangerine Dream with Phaedra and…


Added by retepk on July 22, 2013 at 9:16am — 4 Comments

Murphy Elliott Master Painter Documentary

Added by Murphy Art. Elliott on August 15, 2012 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Very nice extremely high res pilots eye view of inside a Soyuz Well worth expanding to full screen and panning around! Nick

Very nice extremely high res pilots eye view of inside a Soyuz

Well worth expanding to full screen and panning around!



Added by Nick Stevens on June 22, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Thanks to Mario John Borgatti

Thanks for the info about Aldo Spadoni's page!   Elizabeth Sloane

Added by Elizabeth Sloane on May 30, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Joining the ISAN

Joining the ISAN has me thinking back to when I first was awakened to the wonders of space.  I watched JFK on TV when he issued his challenge for the U.S.A. to put a man on the moon.   When I was 18 the Eagle landed.  Ever since then I have been fascinated with the images that have come back from space.  The art work I have seen here since signing up has filled me with joy.  Elizabeth Sloane

Added by Elizabeth Sloane on May 29, 2012 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

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