Some of these items found in Armstrong’s closet, were to be abandoned on the surface of the Moon.
More than four decades after the Apollo 11 moon landing, a cloth bag full of souvenirs brought back by astronaut Neil Armstrong has come to light.
Among the trove: a 16 mm movie camera from inside the lunar module that filmed its descent to the moon and Armstrong’s first steps on the lunar surface in 1969.
That camera “took one of the most significant sets of images in the 20th century,” said Allan Needell, a curator in space history at the National Air and Space Museum.
I never noticed Pelicans on Wascana Lake before about 3 years ago. Before that, they were common on the South Saskatchewan River through Saskatoon.
Last night the rating of the solar storm was “severe” according to spaceweather.com
Kp 8 is the strongest I’ve seen, unless it was 9 earlier this year for a storm I missed. The northern lights were to the south and east of Regina, which was good because I don’t have a clear view to the north.
Without digital zoom, the Sun is this big in my 12X zoom camera:
I was last in Pelly in 2007 and never got into the museum there.
Today it lost that museum to a fire.
I also was outside it in 2006.
Tiny Town SK:
“My neighbor, a director (and in his 80’s) is pretty devastated. They just finished a fund raiser for up-grades. It rough when you put so many years into a project and have it go up in smoke in hours. The railway building beside the museum survived unscathed and will probably continue as a limited version.”
UPDATE: The WordPress App for Android is every bit as bad as the recent reviews. I had about 5 photos and some short commentary about how today was lovely without wind, and very sunny, and the WordPress app posted only the title of the blog post.
David Suzuki came to town last night with musical and other intelligent guests on the stage. They gathered a crowd in the Centre of the Arts to show public support for a constitutional amendment, giving air and water protections like 110 other countries have already done.
The method set forth is to get City (and town) Councils to pass these rights, then provinces, and overwhelm the federal government with requests until every democratic party supports the movement.
Royal Wood, musicians from Blue Rodeo, economist and Regina musician Brett Dolter, Severn Suzuki among others.
The partial clouds ruined the partial eclipse viewing, but I caught a few fleeting seconds here and there with a small crowd of astronomers from the RASC at the Science Centre.
A kind astronomer gave me a pair of these glasses:
I’ve been trying to take daily photos of the huge sunspot too, but clouds have been in the way the last two days when I’ve tried.