Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Here's my Flickr set from the exhibit (including a few photos from the rest of the library, which I hadn't been to in a long time!)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Amelia Earhart's flying license, signed by Orville Wright. Photo April 2009.
Yesterday I finally went over and saw the "To The Moon" exhibition at the LBJ library here on campus. There is a nice collection of early astronomical materials, early flight stuff and human space exploration memorabilia. I took a lot of photos (with no flash, so I really love my image stabilization feature right now) and will post them on my Flickr site soon. Some of the astronomical stuff will be on display later this year over at the Harry Ransom Center as part of the International Year of Astronomy. I'm really looking forward to seeing some of the Herschel papers and items that will be on display!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
University of Texas Astronomy Department heliostat
Please ignore the dirt layer on it. :)
(In my defense, there was a hole in the cover that was allowing dust and dirt to blow in during bad storms. I've since dusted it off and plugged the hole!)