Articles on Airships, Museums (with airship exhibits), and Airship Monuments:
"Then and Now" - Original posting Aug 2012, last updated:
30 Apr 2021. Added a nice reader-submitted photo & location to the Gamma Page
29 Mar, 2021. Added 4 new locations of photos of the Graf Zeppelin: another over Friedrichsahafen ; a shot over Sao Paulo, Brazil ; a shot over Rio de Janeiro ; a shot over Detroit, Michigan
26 Mar, 2021. Added a newly located photo of the Shenandoah Long Beach, California.
8 Jan, 2021, added new Monument to Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, found in Germany at Grassau.
4 Dec, 2020, added new page on the Dixmude.
2 Dec, 2020, added the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to the US Museums page.
27 Oct, 2020, added the Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum to the UK Museums page.
15 Oct, 2020, updated the German Monuments page #2 with the exact location of the grave site of Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin.
15 Oct, 2020, updated the German Monuments page #2 to include the grave site of 6 Hindenburg crew members at the Frankfurt Main Cemetery.
14 Oct, 2020, updated the Städtischer Friedhof cemetery, Friedrichshafen to include the crew members names buried there, and the grave site of Dr. Hugo Eckener.
12 Oct, 2020, added a more recent photo of the R-101 Memorial in Allonne, on the French Memorials page.
25 Sep, 2020, added the Mersea Island Museum, UK to the
UK Museums page.
25 Sep, 2020, added a wonderful "museum", the St. Ncholas Church in Little Wigborough, UK to the
UK Museums page.
25 Sep, 2020, added the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST) museum to the UK Museums page.
21 Sep, 2020, added a new, obscure marker commemorating the return flight of the airship R-34 from its 1919 round trip across the Atlantic, landing at Pulham, UK.
20 Sep, 2020, added the EAA Aviation Museum in Wisconsin to the US Museums page.
20 Sep, 2020, added new information about the Willows airship No. 3 landing at Leamington Spa, UK in May, 1911 to the Willows Airships page.
15 Sep, 2020, added a new Granite Marker commemorating the Whitehead Aerodrome in Northern Ireland.
13 Sep, 2020, added photo location identification of the ZR-3, USS Los Angeles at Detroit and Dearborn.
18 Aug, 2020, added photo location identification of the R-101 over Bedford, UK to the R-101 page.
16 Aug, 2020, added a new monument addressing the location of a fine memorial to the mooring of the Norge airship at Ekeberg, Norway in 1926.
4 June, 2020, added a new page addressing the locations of all 10 US Navy Blimp bases of WW II.
30 May, 2020, added a new photo of the landing of an airship on a hotel in Iowa about 1913.
28 Apr, 2020, added a new Monument on the LZ-5 overfly of Reinersreuth, Germany on May 30, 1909.
28 Apr, 2020, added a new page on the Barton airship in London in 1905! Another fascinating study!
10 Apr, 2020, added a new page on the
Morrell airship in Berkeley, CA in 1908! A fascinating study!
22 Mar, 2020, added the exact location of the grave site of Ernest T. Willows after years of searching for it. UK Memorials & Monuments page.
and 22 Mar, 2020, added the location of "The Ernest Willows" pub in Cardiff, UK Memorials & Monuments page.
20 Mar, 2020 with the grave sites of the two people killed in the 1915 Zeppelin raid on Greater Yarmouth, UK.
9 Mar, 2020 with an addition of two monuments: Shortstown UK RAF Personnel and Essendon, UK Plaque of the SL-11 Zeppelin Bombing;
6 Mar, 2020 to add a photo and location of the new Historical Marker for the 1922 Roma Airship disaster on the Roma page and the US Monuments Page-Norfolk, VA
‑ ‑ NOTE: The "Then and Now" pages above are the results of investigations into just "where did it happen?" I find a photo of an item of interest, such as an airship over some city, and I attempt to identify where it was taken! Using modern tools like Google Earth, SketchUp, ScreenRuler, trigonometry, and available evidence I ferret out the location. Some really interesting things come up! If you have not checked out this site in a while, there's always new info added, and I've included several pages of Zeppelin memorials, monuments, and grave-sites as they become known to me.
"Is the Earth Flat?... Let’s Actually Test It!" - Original posting 29 Nov, 2020 This long page explains how to prove if the Earth is flat or not. Many believe the Earth is flat so I present a very simple test anyone can do to prove it. This is a long read so enough detail could be provided so the proof can be understood but it relies only on simple algebra and trigonometry.
"5 Minute Telescope Tripod/Mount Setup" -- Original posting Dec 30, 2020 A description of modifications made to a telescope tripod and equatorial mount to simplify speed-up the set-up and alignment in preparation for an observing session. This tripod can now be set up and aligned in as little as 5 minutes.
"Aug 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Experience" - Original posting 1 Sep 2017, last updated Sep 2, 2017 This is just a record of my personal eclipse experience for friends and family. It's a little detailed with minutia for a general audience, but I would ask for your indulgence.
"On the Question of 5, 30-day Lunar Months" - Original posting May 2013, last updated 19 Dec 2015 This is a discussion of how we can know that one cannot have five, consecutive 30-day months in ANY lunar-based calendar. I made this analysis because I could find no research into the matter, and yet many assume it is possible.
"A Pill (tablet) Shaver for Medication Dose Adjustment" - Original posting May 2013, last updated Apr 2021 Here I present a succinct overview of my design and fabrication of a "Pill Shaver" - not a fabric fuzz shaver, rather a way to "trim" or "shave" a medication tablet, to a desired dose.
De-Mystifying the "Marfa Lights" - Original posting Dec 2004, last updated 13 March, 2020 Multiple narratives explaining that the Marfa Lights in Texas are nothing but man-made lights seen from a great distance. (Maintained now only sporadically as no one really cares about the Marfa Lights.)
Why Not a Practical Solar Powered Car?- Original posting Aug 2005, last updated Aug 2018 Thoughts on why we don't find practical solar powered automobiles. No conspiracies here, just good, old physics.
...more to come ... someday ... when that elusive "time" is found.
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