Thursday, April 25, 2013

Skywatch Friday Season 6, Episode 42


Welcome to Skywatch Friday where fellow bloggers from all over the world post their photographs of their sky. Link up with us and visit as many other participants as you can. A special welcome always to those who are visiting or posting their first time.

Your Skywatch Friday hosts are Yogi, Sylvia, and Sandy.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Blue Mosque Edition

Welcome to Skywatch Friday!

Today, Thursday April 18, is the birthday of the fourteenth Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Ahmed I. He was born in 1590 and among other things built the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Instanbul, more popularly known as The Blue Mosque. You have to figure that if the internet was around back then that the Sultan would be a Skywatcher.

Thank you for participating, link up your post and then visit the other bloggers. 

Your Skywatch Friday hosts are YogiSandy, and Sylvia. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Apollo 13 Edition


Forty three years ago today (Thursday) NASA launched  Apollo 13 on a mission to the moon. Four days later an oxygen tank exploded. Thanks to the inventiveness of the ground support team and the astronauts all the crew made it back safely to earth on April 17. So here is to the brave crew of Apollo 13, Jim Lovell, Jack Swiggert, and Fred Haise and to their support engineers and others on the ground who used considerable ingenuity in getting the crew back alive.

Your Skywatch Friday hosts are Yogi, Sandy, and Sylvia.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Skywatch Friday Season 6, Episode 39 - Birthday of William H. Jackson


Welcome to Skywatch Friday! Today, April 4, is the birthday of William H. Jackson a photographer who took some of the first photographs ever of what is now Yellowstone Park in the western USA. His efforts helped lead to the creation of the park by the United States Congress in 1872. The National Park Service has a great collection of his photos online. Jackson was born in 1843 and died in 1942 in New York City.

So in honor of a great early day Skywatcher linkup and share the skies with each other.

Your Skywatch Friday hosts are Yogi, Sandy, and Sylvia.