Archive | April 5, 2019

Covered Bridge of the Day

This is one of two covered bridges left in North Carolina. It is the Will Henry Stevens covered bridge. It was rebuilt and relocated to the entrance of the Bascom Art Center in Highlands, NC in 2008, by Arnold Grafton Associates, of Holderness, NH. It was originally built in the 1830s as the Bagley covered bridge across the Warner River in Warner, NH. It was dismantled and strored in 1966 by Grafton. It is an 87 ft. long Town Lattice truss bridge.





The Editor:  Can you answer some questions, LL ?

Answer Cat:  I sure can.

FAA Director:  Can you help with the Boeing fuster cluck, AC ?

AC:  No.

Poor Citizen:  I can’t afford to buy a public official, what can I do ?

AC:  Rent one,  if it is a one time deal.

Retired in The Spice Islands ex San Francisco building inspector:  How is the tilting building in San Francisco ?

AC:  They will let it fall over or collapse.  Next time they might dig down to bedrock.  The rolling marble video is almost three years old.

Hollywood Director:  What happened to Joe Buck ?

AC:  He moved to Cumberland and opened a Western Boot Shop.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Pan-STARRS Across the Sky
Image Credit: R. White (STScI) and the PS1 Science Consortium

Explanation: This astronomical sky spanning view is a mosaic from the Pan-STARRS observatory. The images were recorded with its 1.8 meter telescope at the summit of Haleakala on planet Earth’s island of Maui. In fact, Earth’s north celestial pole is centered in this across-the-sky projection. A declination of -30 degrees, the southern horizon limit as seen from the Hawaiian Valley Isle, defines the circular outer edge. Crowded starfields and cosmic dust clouds along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy stretch across the scene with the bright bulge of the galactic center at the bottom. Compiled over four years, the image data represent the second edition of data from Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System), currently the planet’s largest digital sky survey. In 2017 Pan-STARRS was used to first recognize the interstellar voyage of ‘Oumuamua, visitor to our Solar System.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend