Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The GBT - 485 feet tall, 17 million pounds in weight with a 110 meter diameter reflector - is the world's largest fully steerable telescope. Scientists from around the globe use the GBT to study virtually all types of cosmic objects.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009
Summer is a magical time in Lake Tahoe when visitors can enjoy warm sandy beaches and breezy cool evenings. Tourists arrive in waves from mid-June to Labor Day to enjoy the unlimited outdoor activities the Lake Tahoe offers such as camping, hiking, fishing and boating.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Akaroa was first settled by Europeans in the 1840's. The Akaroa Lighthouse was originally sited on the Akaroa Heads and moved to its present site in 1980. Daly's Wharf, site of one of the earliest wharves in Akaroa.
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Paisley Abbey was founded in 1163 by Walter FitzAlan, ancestor of the Royal House of Stewart. Much of the building is 14th century. The abbey has a wonderful collection of 19th and 20th century stained glass.
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