Posts tagged astronomy
Posts tagged astronomy
The AfroFuturist Affair* Presents Wine, Spirit, & Mind II:
An Evening of Exploration and Examination of
the Inner and Outer Reaches of the Multiverse
@ MythMedia Studios
Windows Factory Arts
2301 N. 9th Street 19133
Please join us for an evening of theory and practice surrounding ancient ^ New Age modes of seeing into alternate dimensions of time, with all Women seers.
Discussions, practices, and presentations will spiral around art | science | astrology | metaphysics | mythology | astronomy | dreams. Rounding off the discussion will be a mutli-sensory wine & dessert tasting.
Featured Visual Artists:
N3, Founder of Minkless Red Jewlery
Featured Futuristic Soundscapes:
Moor Mother Goddess
Good Karma ProperTeas
The AfroFuturist Affair
Wine Tasting By:
Sheena of The Baptist Preachers
Admission: Suggested donation* of $5-10+ (wine + dessert + group reading included***)
Personal readings and other services: $5+
*Co-created with Sanctuary Wholistic Arts | **Proceeds benefit The Futurist Fund Community Grant. | *** Free natal chart with pre-registration. Send your name, birth date, time of birth if known, and location of birth to email@example.com | Photos from 2012 Wine, Spirit, & Mind event
He’s on Ed Schultz right now.
Another fellow Black scientist!
Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director of Franklin Institute, Derrick Pitts checking out the AfroFuturist Affair website! He said it was cool:) He’s also an Octavia Butler fan. Photo by Lindo Jones
First X-ray diffraction of Martian soil
Curiosity’s CheMin (Chemistry and Minerology) experiment has been studying a sample of the Martian soil, taken from Gale Crater, for the ‘fingerprints’ of minerals, and analysis reveals crystalline feldspar, pyroxenes and olivine. The colours in the image represent intensity, with red being the most intense. The soil is similar, says the JPL release, to “weathered basaltic soils of volcanic origin in Hawaii.”
"Today (2002) only 16 of the 3,302 PhD physicists at US National Labs are black. In these web pages we profile those modern astronomers of the African diaspora."
AfroFuturist Field Trip: Night Skies @ The Franklin Institute
Last week, AfroFuturist Affair had the opportunity to shake hands and talk afrofuturism with Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer of The Franklin Institute at their monthly astronomy event, Night Skies at The Franklin. An enlightening presentation entitled “Telescopes as Time Machines” was given by Dr. Jason Kalirai (also a hue-man), research astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD.
We will be observing the Transit of Venus (an event that wont be repeated until the year 2117) with Dr. Pitts on June 5, 2012 at The Franklin Institute Observatory. Click here for more info: Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts guides visitors through the transit of Venus on the rooftop deck at The Franklin Institute!