Saturday, February 28, 2009

Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey died today, less than a year after his wife passed away.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29447376/

He was 90 years old.

I used to listen to him faithfully every day when I still listened to radio.

What a voice. What a life. And now he's off to discover the rest of the story . . .

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Clyde Tombaugh's 16 inch telescope pictures at Pluto Park, NM

Clyde Tombaugh's (discoverer of the planet Pluto) 16 inch telescope has been
restored and installed at Rancho Hidalgo aka "Pluto Park" near Animas, New Mexico.


The opening ceremony occurred Wednesday afternoon, January 28, 2009.
Approximately 50 people attended the ceremony. Some of the key attendees
included Jack and Alice Newton; Walter Haas; David Levy; Michael Bakich;
several members of the New Mexico State University physics and astronomy
faculties; various amateur astronomers from Tucson, Las Cruces and surrounds;
and Patsy Tombaugh, Clyde Tombaugh's wife.


For more pictures by other attendees and an excellent write up on the event see
the blog entry on Astronomy.com by Michael Bakich: On the road: Party in Pluto Park.

Click on any picture below to download a larger version.

Clyde Tombaugh's 16 inch telescope.

Clyde Tombaugh's 16 inch telescope.

Clyde Tombaugh's 16 inch telescope seen from below.

Clyde Tombaugh's 16 inch telescope seen from below.


Patsy Tombaugh, her daughter Annette and daughters husband at Pluto Park.

Patsy Tombaugh with her daughter Annette and Annette's husband Wilbur at Pluto Park.


Patsy Tombaugh and Michael Bakich at Pluto Park.

Patsy Tombaugh and Michael Bakich at Pluto Park.


Clyde Tombaugh's 16 inch telescope at sunset at Pluto Park.

Clyde Tombaugh's 16 inch telescope at sunset at Pluto Park.


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Friday, February 6, 2009

Educational



"I think TV is very educational,

every time someone turns on a TV

I go in the other room and read."


- Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx