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new paintings by McKay Otto

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Following a wave of interest in astronomy triggered by Carl Sagan’s Cosmos book I took an observational astronomy class as a curious undergrad despite the fact that I was at NYU in light-polluted downtown Manhattan. As the guru like instructor showed us, the visual truth was that all stars being so distant appeared as mere points of light and had no visible surface, just small simple glowing …

Following a wave of interest in astronomy triggered by Carl Sagan’s Cosmos book I took an observational astronomy class as a curious undergrad despite the fact that I was at NYU in light-polluted downtown Manhattan. As the guru like instructor showed us, the visual truth was that all stars being so distant appeared as mere points of light and had no visible surface, just small simple glowing white specks. Yet they were described as having a color related to the type and temperature of the star they were. As we neophytes were unable to see any difference in color in the large star field, we …

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