Science Picture of the Week #96

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and one of its satellite galaxies (M32). 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 final color image you see here.)

Picture of the Week #95

Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega in the National Air and Space Museum. Photo September 2006.

Since I just finished listening to a biography of Amelia, I thought this would be a good choice this week.

More hummingbirds!

One more hummer video! This one I was able to shoot outside, so I caught the birds little tweets. They are amazingly noisy little critters!

Star Wars in Concert!

A few photos from the excellent Star Wars in Concert that I went to see last Sunday. They had original movie props and costumes around the arena and they were, of course, mobbed with people. I did my best to get some people-free photos, as well as a few from the concert itself. You can see the rest of the photos in my Flickr set for the concert.

Picture of the Week #94

Political cartoon honoring the contributions of JFK and LBJ to the first moon landing

Hummingbird video

I've finally gotten around to uploading one of my hummingbird videos to You Tube! I have a few more I'll upload in the next couple of weeks, including one with sound where you can hear the bird chatter. This video doesn't have sound since I took it through a window and all you could hear was the tv.