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A room with a view

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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.

Peekaboo

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Picture of the Week #45

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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).

Picture of the Week #44

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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.

Picture of the Week #43

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

More fun with screen captures

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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.





Picture of the Week #42

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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).