Thursday, August 27, 2009

Picture of the Week #54

Amelia Earhart's leather flight coat. Air and Space Museum (downtown), September 2006.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Picture of the Week #53

Part of the room full of capacitors that power the Texas Petawatt Laser

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Picture of the Week #52

The dome of the telescope on Painter Hall on the University of Texas campus.

This is the older of the two telescopes on our campus. The telescope dates to the 1930s and the lens is over 100 years old. The green color of the dome is from the patina on copper, like the Statue of Liberty.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Picture of the Week #51

Texas historical marker for McDonald Observatory