Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Vicarious Australia (OZ) trip???

So, I had planned to visit Australia, but New Zealand had so much (and we had a limited amount of time and money), that we left to our son, Kyle, to do the OZ thing for us. Kyle has been (still is as of this writing) in Australia as part of his doctoral work for Stanford University. He worked at the Dish (of movie & Apollo 11 fame), as well as a facility in Sydney. Obviously having great time, while working hard as well. He even discovered (confirmed by scientists down under) a new pulsar while at the dish! They combine both radio telescope and optical telescopes for their work in Australia. Kyle is actually a gamma ray specialist, but pulsars, black holes, white dwarfs and dark energy are of great interest as well . . . sounds like science fiction to me! Or, better yet something from the mind of Tolkien or Lewis! Of course, it is all from the Mind and Heart of the God of the Cosmos. If you want to view some more of Kyle's stuff go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/10025308@N06.

Lots of memories and stories to tell . . .

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