Saturday, June 26, 2010

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.)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

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.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

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!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

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

Saturday, June 05, 2010

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.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Picture of the Week #93



Vostok spacecraft from the "To The Moon" exhibition, April 2009.