Sunday, June 28, 2009

A room with a view



A few weeks ago I was at an all-day retreat for the Staff Council (I represent Astronomy and McDonald Observatory staff) at the football stadium. We got to use some of the luxury boxes as break-out rooms, so I snapped a photo.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Picture of the Week #45



M20 - The Trifid Nebula taken with the Prime Focus Camera on the 30-inch telescope at McDonald Observatory in 1998 (AASTRA participants took the images and then I combined them into the image you see here).

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Picture of the Week #44



Mammatus clouds in Texas

I took this photo after some rough weather a few years back. They weren't as bumpy as classic mammatus clouds anymore at this point, but still pretty cool looking.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Picture of the Week #43



Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega. National Air & Space Museum (downtown). September 2006.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

More fun with screen captures

As promised, here are the screen caps from another Simpsons take on Tudor history this season. The plot of this one was basically The Simpsons' take on "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" with Selma as Elizabeth I, Homer as Sir Walter Raleigh and Marge as Bess Throckmorton.





Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Picture of the Week #42



Galaxy M81 in Ursa Major taken with the Prime Focus Camera on the 30-inch telescope at McDonald Observatory in 1998 (AASTRA participants took the images and then I combined them into the image you see here).