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December 31st, 2012 – The Wings of Goodbye

The Wings of Goodbye

The Wings of Goodbye

As we close out 2012 – aside from chuckling at “Mayan” Prophecy believers – time to review the ups and downs of this year. One of the standout moments was the Los Angeles flyover of the Space Shuttle Endeavour; the personal experience of seeing it first hand while in the crowd at the Griffith Observatory was amazing, while the national experience of ending the Shuttle Program was bittersweet… Here’s to looking onwards and upwards in the year to come!

I did borrow the title from the Macross Frontier ~ The Wings of Goodbye (Sayonara no Tsubasa (サヨナラノツバサ)) movie, (which, while I do prefer the series ending proper, was a solid “in-universe” presentation, (ala DYRL)

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December 25th, 2012 – The Transit of Venus and MERRY XMAS!

Transit of Venus thru the Griffith Sundial

Transit of Venus thru the Griffith Sundial

Back in May of this year, the last Transit of Venus in our lifetimes occurred. This was a grand event, with a rich history, ( http://www.transitofvenus.org/ ). Venus transits were used to gain the first realistic estimates of the size of the Solar System…

After viewing the spectacle through several telescopes and directly (with protection, of course!), I was heading out. But, when I passed the sundial and inspiration hit – and viola!

December 24th, 2012 – Stonehenge in Ice

Icehenge

Icehenge- Stonehenge Ice Art

A sculpture of Stonehenge made of ice from the 2003 Plymouth Ice Festival.

December 17th, 2012 – Sealed with a Kiss

Sealed with a Kiss

Sealed with a Kiss

Newlyweds on their Wedding Days

December 10th, 2012 – Captain O’Kirk

Captain O'Kirk

Captain O’Kirk in A Space Oddity

Another extra at the taping of CSI episode “A Space Oddity”, who was working a Starfleet captain’s uniform.

December 3rd, 2012 – Jamie Ann Burke, Alien Beauty ( @jamieaburke )

Jamie Ann Burke, Alien Beauty

Jamie Ann Burke, Alien Beauty

Another behind-the-scenes snapshot from the CSI:LV set; this time, with a splash of gold. Jamie was a golden-skinned alien fangirl for of a Science Fiction “series within the series”; between takes, got this quick shot.

Check out the Season 9 DVDs (or better yet, Blu-Rays) of CSI and you can find her in episode 20 pretty easily- plus, you can see what Jamie is up by checking her twitter ( https://twitter.com/jamieaburke ) and IMDb ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2354189/ ) pages.

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