PICTURE POST II!

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  1. Squiggy

    Squiggy FrozenToad Premium Member

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    Yup. You could walk from Union Station to the Mall. Make a day of it!

    Hey! I went to the hospital last night!

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  2. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oh my! I could think of nicer ways to spend an evening.

    Hope everything's OK!
     
  3. Emher

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    Wait, what, the one in the city? Not the one outside? Please tell me it isn't so, how the fuck did I miss that?!


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    So. It's. In. The. Store. WHY IS IT IN THE STORE? I never went in the store since I didn't want TO BUY ANYTHING. I flew all the way there, saw all the cool stuff in the museum, lots of other stuff in DC, but I missed the motherfucking Enterprise since I didn't feel like getting a damn tin space shuttle?! SERRRIOOUSSSLLLYYYYY!!!!!

    Sigh. At least I saw the space shuttle Enterprise in NY.
     
  4. Savage Dragon

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    I for got to ask you Tom, did you bring your kids? If so, how did they like it. My daughter is going to be 4 in a few weeks so I'm just wondering how interesting she's find it.
     
  5. Timby

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    The model isn't structurally sound enough anymore to be suspended or hung. As the Smithsonian rotates exhibits semi-frequently, and it themes its placements (you aren't going to see stuff about the Mars Rover alongside '50s airplanes or whatever), there wasn't really a way to give the Enterprise a permanent home. However, as part of the renovations of the museum a while back, a new three-story gift shop was installed, and so the Enterprise was placed in the lower level -- you can get close to it and examine it in detail, but it's on a stand so the model doesn't suffer any further structural degradation.

    It's not the most optimal solution, but it makes sense.
     
  6. Ancient Mariner

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    Cool shots, Tom Hendricks!

    I'm planning a trip to D.C. this summer ... I'll be on the lookout for the Enterprise during my own visit to the Smithsonian. Good to know where it's situated!
     
  7. Tom Hendricks

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    Yes, we have the kids with us and they loved it, the model is surrounded by Star Wars & Star Trek stuff, plus other space related items. My sons love, love anything to do with Space. If you ask my oldest what he wants to be when he grows up, the answer is always an Astronaut. Here are a few shots,

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  8. cooleddie74

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    I remember my first package of freeze-dried astronaut ice cream. Good times. :)
     
  9. Ancient Mariner

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    Those are flippin' adorable! :techman:
     
  10. Saga

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    Beautiful! I'm assuming that's a sunset? Love the golden & orange colors!
     
  12. Saga

    Saga Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    thanks. and yeah, that was sunset earlier this evening.
     
  13. Ancient Mariner

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    Awesome. For me, the hardest part of photographing a sunset is capturing its vibrant colors. Nicely done!
     
  14. teacake

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    My cat Wicket is 13 years old TODAY!

    I am going to have a CAT MITZVAH for him because today he is a (old) man. There will be chicken.

    Here he is a moment ago reclining regally on some rubbish.

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    (I think a Cat Mitzvah is the best idea ever, it should totally be a thing!)
     
  15. RoJoHen

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    Insomnia + boredom + Sharpies = random doodle.

    Cheers!

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  16. Pingfah

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    Damn yeah, I've been to that place as well and did not see the Enterprise :lol:

    Oh well, it's a fine museum anyway.
     
  17. cooleddie74

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    There was a time when the Museum was talking about putting the Enterprise into storage and out of public view, so while the store area isn't the most ideal display location at least they decided to leave the model out in the open. That's more than a fair compromise and I don't have a problem with it.
     
  18. RoJoHen

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    Selfies at the gym!

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  19. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks Ooohhhhhh, Navy Seals. Premium Member

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    Seeker, you maybe interested in this...
    http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Public-Events-Calendar/2014/Astronomy-Night-on-Pier-86.aspx

    Astronomy Night on Pier 86

    Date: March 19th & 20th
    Astronomy Night on Pier 86
    Starting at 11:59pm on March 19 and going until 2:30am on March 20, the Intrepid Museum will host astronomers from all over the tri-state region to view the occultation of Regulus, one of the brightest stars in the sky. Astronomers are predicting that shortly after 2:00am, the asteroid 163 Erigone will move between the Earth and Regulus causing the star to completely disappear from view for a brief moment. Come join us at Pier 86 in New York City to witness this beautiful, rare occurrence in the night sky!

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  20. AstroSmurf

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    Honey, you have gotten absolutely huge. :cardie: Wow! (I have also gotten huge but it's because I won't stop eating.)
     

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