A Jedi craves not these things, but I'm not a Jedi, and I wouldn't
want to be if that's the deal.
All images are by F. Ringwald,
unless otherwise noted.
- Here's a picture of my gorgeous
sweetheart. Here we are in Tokyo. Here's a picture
night I met her.
I fixed the ceiling just outside my office.
Range Lab, to which we take our elementary astronomy students
National Park, to which we are shown taking our physics majors.
Another view of the glacier-cut granite cliffs is here.
- A gallery
of astronomical images taken in the Sierra Nevada, often with Greg Morgan and the Central Valley Astronomers.
- Courtright Reservoir, at an altitude of
8200 feet in the Sierra Nevada, is a favorite observing site, even if it
is primitive camping.
- The annular eclipse of the
Sun of 2012 May 20, observed at Whiskeytown Lake National Recreation
Area, near Redding, CA.
- Mount Laguna
Observatory, which belongs to San
Diego State's Department of Astronomy, who kindly give me telescope
- White Mountain was in Fritz Zwicky's
opinion the best undeveloped astronomical site in the contiguous 48 United
- Kitt Peak National
Observatory in Arizona:
- Scenic northern
Arizona and Utah, including Meteor Crater, the Grand Canyon, the Painted
Desert, Bryce Canyon, and Lowell Observatory
is a good place to find dinosaur tracks.
Yellowstone National Park has wonderful thermal areas. A close-up
of a pool of boiling water shows colorful mats of thermophilic bacteria
- Mauna Kea
Observatory in Hawai'i. Mauna Kea is visible in the distance from
this pahoehoe, and from this a'a, in Volcanoes National Park.
- Cerro Tololo
Interamerican Observatory, in Chile
Bank Observatory, Cheshire, England
- Stonehenge and
Avebury, Wiltshire, England, although they long pre-date England
- Pic du
Midi Observatory, in the French Pyrenees
Stromlo Observatory in Australia, in 1995. Sadly, these
buildings were destroyed by fire in 2003, but the observatory never stopped being
scientifically productive and was rebuilt. Here is the view, looking down
from the mountain.
Observatory near Fort Davis, Texas. On the drive out there is Odessa Meteor Crater, which is mostly filled in.
Appalachian Mountains near Julian, PA. I risked my life to get this
picture, since I took it in a glider at an altitude of over a mile.
- The Very
Large Array near Socorro, New Mexico. As a radio telescope, the VLA can observe during daylight and through clouds.
- NASA Kennedy
Space Center, Cape Canaveral, and Canaveral National Seashore, Florida
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