MovotoBlog has a calculator to let you determine how many Lego bricks it would take to build your own home.
It's not the millions of bricks and the time it would take to assemble them so much as it is the $1 million it would cost to buy them. Maybe we should use Duplo(tm) blocks.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
These are my two best shots of the observatories on Mauna Kea from the plane.
Posted by Richard at 4:20 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2012
These two endangered creatures were sunning themselves on the black sand beach on the big island of Hawaii.
Posted by Richard at 3:24 AM
Halemaʻumaʻu Vent in the crater of Kīlauea Volcano during the day. the caldera is huge.
Posted by Richard at 3:18 AM
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Captain Cook performed the first Christian ceremony on the Hawaiian islands, a funeral service for a crew member.
Later he was killed across the bay in an altercation with the native Hawaiians. The monument placed a hundred years later marks the location. It's only reachable by a strenuous hike or by boat.
In our travels we have followed Captain Cook across the Pacific to Easter Island and to Hawaii.
Posted by Richard at 11:23 PM
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
All of the pictures I took of the transit of Venus viewing it the Solarscope. I got pictures from first contact through total ingress and more than halfway across the sun. We started at the Keck Obsevatory Headquaters in Waimea, and ended at our hotel in Keauhou.
Final egress, Venus leaving the surface of the sun was obscured by clouds.
At least it made a beautiful sunset.
We even made the newspaper on the Big Island, the West Hawaii Today
Posted by Richard at 1:39 PM
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
The Solarscope is a hit with the many visitors to the Keck Headquarters. I am glad I brought it all the way from Delaware.
Posted by Richard at 7:14 PM
Monday, June 04, 2012
Not a great picture of the partial lunar eclipse last night. I don't have a camera clever enough to let me take good photos of the moon, but you can see the shadow of the Earth "bite" out of the moon's lower part. I guess the picture let's me know I was there. This was at 1am Hawaii time. Delaware folks probably missed it because the sun had set already.
The last two pictures were taken with the iPhone through binoculars.
Posted by Richard at 1:29 PM