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It’s All My Fault – An Apology

Another summer of cinematic wilderness is drawing to a close and I owe you all a big apology. Why? Because I am responsible for the terrible state of mainstream American cinema today.

ABSOLUTE ZERO: Cool Sites, Very Cool

Astronomy! Today, in honor of the Perseid Meteor Shower and other cool celestial happenings (Comet Ison and lots of planets in the sky) – a selection of websites devoted to astronomy, astronomical objects and the viewing thereof: Astronomy.com Website for the magazine of the same name and a good place to start Astronomy Picture of […]

IAAA Gallery: Christopher Doll – Experience Designer

A newcomer to the Space Art community, Christopher Doll is combining his life-long love of Astronomy and Space Travel with the skills he learned as an Industrial Designer. “I’ve always been a compulsive sketch artist, drawing spacecraft and space scenes as far back as I can remember. All through college and well into my career […]

IAAA Gallery: Julie Jones – Spiritually Spacey

Julie Rodríguez Jones is an independent artist both physically and stylistically. Julie’s space art usually falls into the impressionistic category (colloquially we call ourselves “swirlies” in the IAAA) —though not always and she will often incorporate her space art into her other styles of art especially liturgical art which is the mainstay of her business, […]

Gunbuster: Adventures in Shonen Tropes

Studio Gainax veteran Hiroyuki Imaishi has been in the news lately for his upcoming project, Kill La Kill, which reminded me–I’ve been meaning to write a big fat recommendation post for the 1980s classic, Aim for the Top! Gunbuster. Welcome to the big fat rec post for Gunbuster! WATCH GUNBUSTER. It’s short, first off—six episodes you can easily […]

IAAA Gallery: Mark A. Garlick – Cataclysmically Variable

Cataclysmic Binary stars (cataclysmic variables) are star systems in which a white dwarf star and a companion star are locked in a dance of death; matter drawn from the companion can eventually cause the white dwarf to enter into a state of runaway fusion, leading to a series of recurrent dwarf nova explosions. Mark A. […]

Cosmic Dance

Who isn’t fascinated by the images of outer space, which have become available over the last few decades from ever more powerful telescopes: the iridescent colour play of stars in the making, the drifting clouds of stardust, the violence of supernova explosions, the shapes of galaxies. Still, for all their strangeness, some of these shapes […]

Calling All Space Cadets!

Ever wanted to travel to outer space? Now’s your chance… for real. Lynx Apollo antiperspirant have launched a competition to win a trip flying 103km up into space. How do you do it? First, potential candidates sign up on the competition website and write a profile explaining why they should get a seat on board. […]