Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wikipedia explains how a cat piano is made.

Wikipedia also has this article about the Katzenklavier, the inspiration for the movie.
'The instrument was described by German physician Johann Christian Reil (1759-1813) for the purpose of treating patients who had lost the ability to focus their attention.'

What a fantastic movie. Oscar winner for sure.

The Cat Piano from PRA on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cat's Paw Nebula

NGC 6334, The Cat's Paw Nebula, is about 5,500 light-years away from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Scorpius (the Scorpion). It extends about 50 light-years across, and covers an area on the sky slightly larger than the full moon.
"NGC 6334 is one of the most active nurseries of massive stars in our galaxy," researchers said in a European Southern Observatory statement.