Travel 1994-2003

  • April¬†¬†2003 Visiting 7 countries by continental touring in a 1960 Bentley Rolls-Royce. Curious? (Updated: March 5, 2005)
  • October 2002 Autumnal Visit to New Jersey — Visiting the family and getting inducted into my high school Hall of Fame (Photos with text) (Updated: 5 November 2002)
  • August 2002 SPIE Meeting and adventuring in Hawaii (Photos with text)
  • August 2002 Tagging on a hike to a glacier after a meeting at Ball Aerospace in Colorado (Photos)
  • July 2002 Who said one’s first visit to Las Vegas can’t be in the middle of July! It was darn hot. (Photos)
  • 10 June 2002 So what were YOU doing? I was watching a solar eclipse from the roof of a building at NASA Ames. (Photos)
  • September 2001 Life at NASA Ames & more California adventures (Last Update: 4 Sept 2001)
  • June 2001 My new life in California and at NASA (Updated: 11 June 2001)
  • March 2001 A tribute to a best friend, Higgins (Updated: 5 July 2001)
  • June-July 2000 England trip, with some lessons in heraldry (Updated: 5 July 2001)
  • May 2000 Journey through SW Colorado and NW New Mexico. A story of the APPs. (text with pictures)
  • Winter 2000 Snaphots of living in the Colorado Rockies in the wintertime (pictures)
  • November 21, 1999 Snapshots of my sister Laurie’s wedding in Westwood, New Jersey (Updated: 11 June 2001)
  • July 1999 Graduation Day in Cambridge (not captured)
  • January-July 1999 Snapshots of living in Arizona…Grand Canyon…Sunset Crater…Petrified Forest…Sonoran desert cacti. (text with pictures)
  • November 1998 Thesis defense and second commissioning of COHSI in Hawaii. (text with pictures)
  • Summer 1998 Mazes-Coventry-Avon-Big Ben-Punting-Greenwich-My last summer here in Cambridge. (text with pictures)
  • April 1998 Return to America’s SouthWest (text with pictures)
  • November 1997 Exploring some of England’s mazes. (text with pictures)
  • June 14-29, 1997 Journey Wyoming-Montana-Idaho-Washington-Idaho-Montana-Wyoming (text with pictures)
  • June 5, 1997 I was a guest at the Speaker’s (of the House of Commons) House in Parliament for the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan (June 5, 1997). I met some amazing people, among the scholars and other guests, such as Lady Margaret Thatcher and Barroness Symons of Vernham Dean (Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs). These pictures were taken in the royal bedroom of the speaker’s house, where the monarchs of Britain would sleep the day before the Opening of Parliament (up to the second World War).
  • March 31, 1997 Klaus-Peter Schroeder (postdoc) and I took some pictures of comet Hale Bopp on March 31, 1997 about 5 miles SW of Cambridge. This 5 minute exposure shows the blue ion tail and the white dust tail (f/2, 100mm lens, 400 speed film). The red colour is sadly sodium glow in our night skies here.
  • March 1-16, 1997Hiking around southeastern Utah, learning about the lifestyle of the ancient Anasazi and Fremont people and the geology of Canyonland country. (text with pictures)
  • November 1996 Escaping to Holland for a week in September — windmills, castles, and pankokeon. Partial solar eclipse on October 12th. Update on my dewar work. Dealing with back pain. My new bike Poliahu. The NY Yankees win the World Series. (text with pictures)
  • July 1996 Returning to my PhD work while battling a long term recovery of a herniated disk injury, May Week festivities, Prince’s Trust Concert in London, and Normal Castle storming. (text only)
  • March 1996 Reflections on Edinburgh (July 1995), Canary Islands Winter School on Instrumentation in Tenerife (December 1995) where I gave a talk, losing my third year Marshall Scholarship, and having a very serious back accident playing basketball (which would cause me to return to the US for emergency medical treatment), and meeting HM The Queen at the opening of my college’s (Jesus) Quincentenary Library. (text only)
  • June 13-30,1995 My first trip to Hawaii where I helped commission SMIRFS (Spectroscopic Multi-Object Infrared Fiber System) on UKIRT, the first multi-object infrared spectrometer in the world. Text includes WWW references and a holiday on the Big Island after the observing run. (text only)
  • April 1995 Reflections on my PhD project, Brits playing bball, Freeman Dyson, Ely, 1667 Anglican service in Jesus Chapel, black tie dinner at Peterhouse, Mother’s Day in March, 13th century castles in Wales, Palm Sunday service in Westminster Cathedral, my housemate Erling who hiked to both the north and south poles and who climbed Mt Everest, and longings for baseball despite the strike. (text only)
  • February 1995 Reflections on my PhD work, Robbie Burns night with haggis, whiskey and ceilidh, and my 5 minute conversation with HRH Prince Charles at St James’ Palace (London). (text only)
  • January 1995 Reflections on exposure to rugby and my 1st Christmas home from England. (text only)
  • October 30, 1994 Impressions of Cambridge cats Benson (Jesus College) and Muon (IoA), other British “wildlife” and cycling in Cambridge. (text only)
  • October 29, 1994 My first impressions of Cambridge and the Institute of Astronomy. (text only)
  • September 1994 Bon Voyage USA, hello Britain. My journey over to England on the Queen Elizabeth II. (text only)