Lowell Observatory Pluto Telescope

My parents in front of the historical 13 inch Astrograph (a type of telescope employed exclusively to take pictures) used to discover Pluto in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh.

This was at Lowell Observatory, Mars Hill Campus, in Flagstaff, AZ, which was named as one of “The World’s Most Important Places” by Time Magazine in 2011 (pp 112). It was established in 1894. It was also here at Lowell Observatory that the rings around Uranus was discovered in 1977. Continue reading “Lowell Observatory Pluto Telescope”

Desert View Watchtower Photos

I can say it was still beautiful especially at the Desert View and Watchtower site even though much of the Grand Canyon view was covered by clouds and fog.

When I booked our flights, the weather forecast was not available yet for the week that my parents and I would be visiting the Grand Canyon. I was really hoping that my parents would get to see and enjoy the views. And they still did, for some part. We were grateful it was not pouring down the whole time. It was just generally kind of drizzly. We were not alone though, for there were a lot of people of different nationalities who were in the same situation with us – enjoying what we can see that the clouds did not cover.

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Aerial view of Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges

It was time for a vacation and I was taking my parents with me to some places in the United States. New York was on our itinerary. This was our first view of New York city, the famous Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge, as well as the Manhattan Skyline. It was just a taste of the beauty we will see, as we could later say – I ❤ NY.