Posts Tagged ‘satellite’

Know Your Fireballs: A Giant Meteor High Above California, Nevada, and Arizona This Evening?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Is this the thing that everybody’s talking about tonight?

The LA Times says meteor.

Fireballs FAQ from your American Meteor Society.

Follow men’s eyes as they look to the skies 
The shifting shafts of shining weave the fabric of their dreams 

[UPDATE: Here we go, the impression of a Young Artist, suspiciously over-detailed:

Jill Padilla’s son Juan drew this pic right after seeing the strange lights. (credit: Juan Padilla)


Until next time…

Shooting stars never stop/

It’s Time Again for Virgin America Day at AT&T Park – Lots of Giants Promotions Plus a Red City Hall

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Well it’s the talk of the townAugust 6, 2011 is Virgin America Day at AT&T Park, so all attendees will get a Virgin America 2 for 1 flight voucher. So if you’re into the Phillies…

But dynamic pricing appears to be at work, so don’t be looking for any of those $1 seats (that come with $10 in fees) that the Giants offer sometimes.

And, oh yes, August 8th, 2011 is Virgin America Day in the 415, so that’s why City Hall will turn red at night for a few days. (Just a guess, but I don’t know how else you’ll be able to tell it’s VA Day 11.)

And Virgin A will is a having a $49 a ticket sale on some flights. All the deets, and there are plenty, are below and after the jump.

Call sign REDWOOD transports the Trophy in first class without a seatbelt.

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Virgin America Day – Saturday, August 6
All fans receive 2 for 1 flight voucher

Valid for travel Main Cabin between 8/16/11-10/27/11.
Blackout dates are 9/2/11 and 9/5/11.
Must book by 8/31/11, with two passengers travelling on one itinerary.


Wow, NASA’s Photo of Cloud Vortices from Isla Socorro, The Academy of Sciences’ Tiny Island Off of Mexico

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Here’s a shot from outer space showing how a tiny volcanic island can affect cloud formations a hundred miles away…


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“May 25, 2010 at 17 :35 UTC

Cloud vortices off Isla Socorro, North Pacific

Satellite: Terra

To see the full image go to:

NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

To learn more about MODIS go to:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation’s largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.”

June 4, 1930

This report properly constitutes a part of the records of the
expedition of the California Academy of Sciences of 1925 to
various west Mexican islands.^ The collecting of marine mol-
lusca was placed in the hands of Eric K. Jordan and G. D.
Hanna who had a special request from Dr. W. H. Dall to do
the task as thoroughly as possible at Clarion and Socorro
islands. It appears that no previous visitors to these little-
frequented places had brought back more than a scattering of
shells and these were not sufficient to permit the detennination
of the relationships of the group. Indeed, Dr. Dall was led
to suppose from the few he had seen from Clarion Island’ that
an Indo- Pacific fauna was dominant there. Stearns^ in 1894
stated that: “Of Socorro, the principal island of the more
distant Revillagigedo group, we know but little or nothing.
It was visited several years ago by Grayson, the ornithologist.

For a general account of this expedition, see Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4, vol. 15, no. I, pp. 1-113, pis. 1-10, text figs. 1-7, March 30, 1926. Various technical reports based upon the collections obtained have appeared subsequently.”

Look from the Skies for Miracles and Wonders…

Magazines to Advertise the Greatness of Magazines: “The Power of Print” Campaign

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Magazines suck these days, right kids? Oh, wait a sec, maybe not. That’s the message coming out of the “4A’s [AAAA, the American Association of Advertising Agencies] Leadership / Media Conference that kicked off yesterday at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square. Check it:

“The leaders of five major magazine companiesCharles H. Townsend, Condé Nast; Cathie Black, Hearst Magazines; Jack Griffin, Meredith Corporation; Ann Moore, Time Inc.; and Jann Wenner, Wenner Media—today jointly announced the launch of one of the largest print advertising campaigns ever created to promote the vitality of magazines as a medium.”

O.K. then. Here’s the campaign logo – how many fonts from different mags do you recognize? Hint: “Es” is from Esquire (but even I knew that. I got the “M” and the “g” right as well, but everything else…)

Y&R NY made a clever graphic, I’ll give you that. But whenever you hear a Betty harshing on a Veronica, you start to think that the Betty is playing a losing game. For example, how bon are these mots?

“We Surf the Internet. We Swim in Magazines.”

“Will the Internet Kill Magazines? Did Instant Coffee Kill Coffee?”

Oh well. Look forward to seeing this ad in a few months:  

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In short, magazines, magazines, magazines!

In short, Magazine Fever – Catch It.

In short, Grawwwwwwwk!!!!! goes the dinosaur.

All the deets, after the jump.