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Pillars of Creation: Womb of Stars

NASA has released an image this week to commemorate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 100,000 orbit. This nebula, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope on August 10, is about 170,000 light-years away.

“The image reveals dramatic ridges and valleys of dust, serpent-head ‘pillars of creation,’ and gaseous filaments glowing fiercely under torrential ultraviolet radiation. The region is on the edge of a dark molecular cloud that is an incubator for the birth of new stars. The high-energy radiation blazing out from clusters of hot young stars is sculpting the wall of the nebula by slowly eroding it away. Another young cluster may be hidden beneath a circle of brilliant blue gas. In this approximately 100-light-year-wide fantasy-like landscape, dark towers of dust rise above a glowing wall of gases on the surface of the molecular cloud. The seahorse-shaped pillar at lower, right is approximately 20 light-years long, roughly four times the distance between our sun and the nearest star, Alpha Centauri. The region is in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite of our Milky Way galaxy. It is a fascinating laboratory for observing star-formation regions and their evolution. Dwarf galaxies like the Large Magellanic Cloud are considered to be the primitive building blocks of larger galaxies.”

You might also want to check out the The First Universe of Galaxies Map.

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Para/site

Have you ever heard of Para/site? No, I’m not talking about lices, fleas or other nasty bugs but about one of Hong Kong’s most progressive contemporary art gallery. Para/Site Art Space is a non-profit art organization in the centre of Hong Kong. We produce, exhibit and communicate local and international contemporary art. Their main activities include presenting an ambitious year programme comprising 10 exhibitions, publications of catalogues and PS magazine, Hong Kong’s only bilingual visual arts publication. To compliment their year programme, seminars, talks and workshops are regularly organised. They also manage another exhibition space – Para/Site Central, the smallest exhibition venue in Hong Kong, which is hosted by Hanart TZ Gallery in Central.

The video above is the interview clip by SO-U.TV with Tobias Berger, the curator.

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Viva La Embassy

Embassy is one of the most interesting of new galleries to open in Hong Kong. It is a incubator for new and emerging artists. Meet the founder, Gary Kramer and take a close look at this fascinating new creative space.

“The Embassy is a fully operating art/design house which will open it’s doors to the public for specific events in order to share various types of art in it’s exhibition space. The exhibition space includes a 2,000 sq. ft. balcony which provides unique and exciting possibilities for a variety of events.”

Recent exhibitions include “Inside Whisper” by SAUQUET.

Blue Lotus Gallery: Bringing people to the artists

Blue Lotus Gallery is at the heart of Fotan Art village, Hong Kong’s most vibrant art community. Discover this wonderful bohemian spot and its many talented artists. Meet Christopher Ku, one of Hong Kong’s most magnificent abstract oil painters.

For more information visit http://www.bluelotus-gallery.com

Their current exhibition is the solo exhibition by Christopher Ku

Date: 5 April – 11 May, 2008

Venue: Blue Lotus Gallery: Block A, Floor 5. Unit 24,

Wah Luen Industrial Building

15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung Street

Fotan, (N.T., close to Shatin)

Contacts:

bluelotus.gallery@gmail.com

M: + 852 6100 1295

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