OED DEFINITION: RHUBARB - 4. a. The word ‘rhubarb’ as repeated by actors to give the impression of murmurous hubbub or conversation. 4. d. slang. Nonsense, worthless stuff.
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.
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).
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.
Picture of the Week #43
Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega. National Air & Space Museum (downtown). September 2006.
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.
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).
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