Category Archives: Astronomy

Spaceship Earth – Islamic Empire

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Wipe the tears from your eyes, the smoke has cleared and we have moved ahead to the mid-7th century to the mid-13th century.  The city of Baghdad is a center of learning and innovations that rivaled Ancient Athens and Ancient … Continue reading

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Spaceship Earth – Ancient Greece (“Inventors of the Future”)

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In the 2008 refurbishment, the theater scene was abandoned and replaced with a scene depicting a philosopher lecturing a number of students.  Far away/little dude is still in the back!  Two young dudes/students were added to the scene.  The handwriting … Continue reading

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I LOVE a good info graphic!!

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These info graphics from Nature are on point!

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Introduction to Spaceship Earth

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  This is the start of a series on Spaceship Earth.   I will showcase the differences between each of the versions of the story and highlight the importance of the details we see on this beloved attraction!   Spaceship … Continue reading

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1955 TV Guide for Disney’s Tomorrow Land – Man in Space

There is a great blog titled Dreams of Space – Books and Ephemera that has fantastic vintage space and retro future images.  A recent post titled “Disney Blasts Off” TV Guide, March 5, 1955 shows the TV Guide write up … Continue reading

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Large Hadron Collider Starting Again

In early 2013, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) shut down for two years of planned maintenance and repairs. Now the world’s most powerful accelerator is ready to start up again, this time at 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV) — almost double its … Continue reading

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Plate from a set of 1850 astronomical infographics

One plate from a set of 1850 astronomical infographics with translucent cutouts to simulate the effect of starlight. Emslie, John, 1813-1875. Astronomical diagrams, [ca. 1850]

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Dizzneeland, The Happiest Hell on Earth

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Last week’s episode of the Simpsons titled The Man Who Came To Be Dinner had just a little bit of everything to keep me entertained.  I actually saved it on my Tivo which I haven’t done with a Simpsons episode in … Continue reading

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Where is my flying car?!

Great Retro Future story on CBS Sunday Morning! Very reminiscent of the stories we’ve seen before about the utopia we were supposed to live in.

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Makemake the Plutoid Dwarf Planet

This artist rendering is of Makemake who’s home is on our own solar system!   This Plutoid was found by Mike Brown and even though he killed Pluto he’s redeemed himself with the naming of this one.

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