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Mt. Wilson Hideout I

Mt. Wilson Hideout I
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If you don’t know how much I love the Mt. Wilson Observatory then you’re new here. Welcome! Mt. Wilson is a muse for me. I’ve visited many times. I find endless subjects for photos. I love the history. The views are breathtaking. And the Cosmic Cafe serves a fine hot dog. Unfortunately for me, there will be […]

Carnegie Observatories, III

Carnegie Observatories, III

Today we know this as the Andromeda galaxy, or M31. But it was known as the Andromeda nebula when this negative was taken. Edwin Hubble crossed out the “n” (which meant nova) and wrote “VAR!” in bright red, indicating he had found a variable star in the Andromeda nebula. “That first discovery of a variable […]

Carnegie Observatories, II

Carnegie Observatories, II

Dr. Cindy Hunt, Caltech PhD and head of Social Media for the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, pushes open the door to the vault. My mouth gapes wider than the door. This is just the kind of thing I love: an archive—a photo archive of a different sort. This archive is replete with glass plates—negatives of […]

Carnegie Observatories, I

Carnegie Observatories, I

Here’s a familiar face. Everybody knows Albert Einstein spent a good deal of time in Pasadena in the 1930’s, lecturing at Caltech, visiting JPL and Mount Wilson, and generally being a science ambassador around Los Angeles. Here’s a center of astronomy that Einstein visited but many Pasadenans don’t know about: the Carnegie Observatories. I don’t […]

Inside the Solar Telescope

Inside the Solar Telescope

Through a dark door beneath a gleaming tower, we enter the small building that houses Mount Wilson Obervatory‘s 150-Foot Solar Telescope. Fluorescent lights shine on interesting photos and diagrams that line the walls. This bust of George Ellery Hale looks like the one I photographed at Caltech in 2009, but I learned that it’s not the […]

Solset on Mount Wilson

Solset on Mount Wilson

Public access to the Mount Wilson Observatory ends at 5pm, unless you’re going to a special event. So when I had the chance to be on the Observatory grounds during evening hours, you can bet I grabbed it. Approaching the 150-foot Solar Tower at sunset…  …magic. Take a closer look. The little platform on the […]

Solset on Mount Wilson

Solset on Mount Wilson

Public access to the Mount Wilson Observatory ends at 5pm, unless you’re going to a special event. So when I had the chance to be on the Observatory grounds during evening hours, you can bet I grabbed it. Approaching the 150-foot Solar Tower at sunset…  …magic. Take a closer look. The little platform on the […]

Shade

Shade

What’s the best way to deal with a heat wave? 1. Find shade. 2. Get into the shade. 3. Rub yourself against the shade. 4. Bite the shade. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A Billion for Bob

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A Billion for Bob

Karyn O’Bryant A couple of weeks ago, the lovely and multi-talented Karyn O’Bryant invited me to a unique voice over industry event at Deyan Audio Studios in Tarzana, CA.I was pretty excited about meeting the people at Deyan Audio. They’re famous for producing over 12,000 audiobooks, and for winning numerous Grammys and Audie Awards. Really, if […]

Quick Blog Break

Quick Blog Break

I’m taking a quick blog break. At least I hope it will be quick. Like a fool, I went and updated my operating system and now I don’t know how to use the photo program. Oh damn, I must learn something new. I’m working on something else that’s requiring me to become a techie, so […]

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