Posts Tagged ‘Smithsonian’


Where was I last week?

January 7, 2014

in space

No, not really in space.

But one of the places we visited while in Virginia was the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air & Space Museum – and, if you have been there, you will know that it is spectacular!  The space is immense, but with sky walks, stairs and balconies, it is easy to navigate.  There were a lot of people there the day we visited.  The logical way the exhibits are laid out – and quality of the light and airiness of the space – contributed to a very pleasant experience.

Here are some more photos – but go there if you can.







Want to know how big the space shuttle is?  That is my almost six foot tall person standing there under it.

Since the topic is related to Air & Space, let me mention the 80th birthday of Flash Gordon:

Flash Gordon is the hero of a science fiction adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond. First published January 7, 1934.  Ref. Wiki.

Flash Gordon

And this week’s Tattoo Tuesday photo:



To what am I listening?

December 12, 2013

Pointed out to me by HMS Defiant.

Happy Holidays to All


What am I Sappy Cat Blogging about this week?

June 8, 2012

Cheetah cubs at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

Three weeks after their unconventional and rocky entrance into the world, two 3-week-old cheetahs were transported May 18 to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in good health, thanks to the hard work and swift actions of animal care staff at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. They are being hand-raised at the Zoo and will require around-the-clock care until they are ready to make their public debut late this summer.

Read more here.