Flowers of the sky
January 11, 2015 11:36 AM   Subscribe

Flowers of the Sky - Depictions spanning almost a whole millennium – in chronological order – of comets, meteors, meteorites and shooting stars.
posted by nickyskye (12 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
Gorgeous! Thanks. I especially love this one: so orderly!
posted by BrashTech at 11:59 AM on January 11, 2015

Killing me! Beautiful.
posted by sfts2 at 12:12 PM on January 11, 2015

Great timing! Boston MeFites, you can see some of these images and others like them in person in my new Houghton Library exhibition Starry Messengers, opening this week. I'm planning on doing a curator's tour/meetup sometime in the next month or two.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 12:22 PM on January 11, 2015 [12 favorites]

epon..... eh. never mind.
posted by notreally at 12:22 PM on January 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

Very cool, thanks nickyskye!
posted by carter at 12:58 PM on January 11, 2015

This is very nice. Mrs. Loved the-
'Astronomy: a meteor shower in the night sky. Mezzotint, after 1783.'
posted by clavdivs at 2:25 PM on January 11, 2015

These drawings of comets from China circa 300BC have always intrigued me.
posted by charlie don't surf at 3:14 PM on January 11, 2015 [2 favorites]

That whole site is great. Thanks four sharing..... I think. Productivity gone for a few hours:)
posted by WillRun4Fun at 4:10 PM on January 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oh how lovely! I would love some commentary to go with the images. Thanks for posting this.
posted by janell at 6:17 PM on January 11, 2015

Oh my goodness. Loves me some rare Nicki posting.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 10:52 PM on January 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

oh wow, there goes my day! Haven't heard of the public domain review yet, thanks so much!
posted by ouke at 1:46 PM on January 12, 2015

Very nice. Thanks, nickyskye.
posted by homunculus at 7:10 PM on January 14, 2015

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