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This photo was taken during a visit in 2006 to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
The Pioneer Zephyr number 9900 has recently been refurbished and installed in its own
display hall. That's Bill trespassing on the exhibit.
Click on the photo to see a PDF file from The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Handy scan code to visit this site on mobile devices.
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|Here is a link to a handy list of Netflix search codes and how to use them:|
| ASTRONOMY: Here is some information about
The moon spins like the earth but, instead of one revolution per day, a revolution takes 27 days, 7 hrs., 43 min., 11.6 sec.
One moon phase (full moon to full moon) takes 29 days, 12 hrs., 44 min. at 2,287 mph
As the moon goes through it's phases there is:
As days go by, and a person is not paying attention to the moon, you can easily tell if the moon is going to be full or, if it was full by remembering the famous words "what's up DOC". Think of the O as a full moon then, note the curve in the D and C. When the curve is the D, it is going to be full. When the curve is like the C, it is going away from being full.
Exeligmos is described as 54 yrs. 1 mo. for a solar eclipse to come back to the same spot.
Samos is described as 18 yrs. 10 days. Three Samos equal one Exelgmos.
|Every full moon for every calendar month has it's own common name. The names for the months are as follows:|
|In addition to the names commonly used in the USA, there are some additional names used by the earlier tribes and nations. Please visit the site in this link to see an impressive list of names from those peoples who were here before the Europeans came.|
2017-06-10 Rearranged Empire Builder under Restorations
2016-12-26 Handy list of Netflix Search Codes
2016-08-20 Added a couple of paintings
2015-08-15 Removed some old references
2015-02-19 Updated links to Yahoo Groups
2014-09-07 ... the Critter Prototype information
2014-04-17 Updated the new ZOT Power and Wiring page.
2013-11-12 Added a photo taken on a friend's layout.
2013-10-11 Added two pictures on the MOW Kitbash page
2013-06-25 Added some information about The Moon (Thanks Brian)
2013-06-08 Added a Guest Book - Working Again
2013-06-04 Changed All Other Pages to PHP using PHP for the Nav Table
2013-06-03 Restoration Page: Rusty Marx PFE
2013-06-03 Changed Home page to PHP
2011-03-24 Track complete on the new ZOT
2011-03-24 An index of all pages in the site
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