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Around the World with the International Space Station

By | May 7th, 2012|Categories: Austin Blog|

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I have mentioned the Astronomy Picture of the Day in a previous post.

This time, I wanted to mention an amazing video of the Earth that was shot from the International Space Station.

I noticed Italy and Sicily, then Egypt with the Nile Delta, plus several Aurora. There’s a page at Starship Asterisk where members have created a guide to what you can see in the video. I noticed a bright, orange squiggle that Starship Asterisk members identified as the India/Pakistan border.… Read the full article

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Found on Ebay: 1939 RCA Storytone Electric Piano

By | May 2nd, 2012|Categories: Austin Blog|

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Here’s something you don’t see every day: a 1939 RCA Storytone Electric Piano. The piano is listed on Ebay for $250,000, but there’s a “make offer” option, so maybe you could get it for less if you’re interested. It’s a real Art Deco beauty. The Piedmont Piano Company in the Bay Area has a nice page with some information and additional pictures of another Storytone Piano.

Here’s a recording of Earl Hines playing a Storytone Piano.Read the full article

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