Sites of the Week: July 28, 2012

“If you can’t be a good example then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.”

Catherine Aird, author (Born: June 20, 1930)

 

Now on to this week’s sites.  This week, I’m sending out two ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations. 

This Is True Blog: Neil Armstrong

http://www.thisistrue.com/d-armstrong

Last week marked the 43rd anniversary of the first manned moon landing.  Neil Armstrong was the Apollo 11 mission commander and the first man to step on the moon on July 20, 1969. I can still recall watching it live on a black & white TV. I was at the Notre Dame summer festival in Portsmouth, Ohio. Everyone stopped what they were doing to gather around the TV to watch the grainy broadcast.

To mark this anniversary, this ‘Site of the Week’ is Randy Cassingham’s blog post describing his experience hearing Neil Armstrong speak at the “first light” celebration of a new telescope at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. The post includes a cool video. I think you’ll enjoy this and find it interesting. I certainly did. Randy’s ‘This Is True’ newsletter has been featured as a ‘Site of the Week’ and is highly recommended. Both premium and free subscriptions are available.

 

Powers of 10

http://www.powersof10.com/film

This short IBM film graphically demonstrates the concept of orders of magnitude and the relative size of objects in the universe. Every 10 seconds, the view moves 10X further out demonstrating the powers of 10 graphically and the relative size of objects in the universe.

 

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”

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