de Young Museum located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park--
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Saturday, January 23, 2016
KEPPLER MEGASTRUCTURE DISCOVERY? - Kepler Telescope has identified curious dips in light in a distant star under observation. It was speculated to be an alien megastructure, but the story gets stranger still. Old images dating back to the 1890s show it was once noticeably brighter than it is today. This makes the theory of comet storms unlikely due to the steady predictable pattern. A theory surfaced about a partially collapsed megastructure constructed by a very advanced civilization. A Dyson Sphere, a hypothetical megastructure, is a solar collector which encompasses a star to harness its power. Such ideas are the stuff of science fiction legend. An energy hungry alien society harnessing star power to fuel its long-term survival. Every great story begins with ‘what if?’ … could humans have a distant alien neighbor in our cosmic neighborhood? I have no idea.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
1915 PAN PACIFIC - All aboard! An exhibit, titled 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition, can be seen until April 2016 at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. The display is a miniature railroad that passes through iconic imagery of San Francisco’s yesteryear. The Pan Pacific was a World Fair held along the north shore, to showcase reconstruction after the devastation incurred by the 1906 earthquake. If you’re a regular visitor to my blog check out pics from past conservatory exhibits including Chomp, Playland, Boomtown and Butterflies. Model trains wind their way through plants and recreations; such as the Tower of Jewels and Palace of Fine Arts; along with other features/ memorabilia. SIDE NOTE - You can visit buildings from the exposition that still stand in the city today such as the Palace of Fine Arts and Civic Auditorium. Another curious fact is the Legion of Honor is a replica of the French Pavilion featured in the Pan Pacific Exposition. If you’ve never been, a trip to the Conservatory of Flowers is worthwhile; to take a trip into the city’s colorful past.