Lake Erie from the air

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010


Every third Saturday of the month, NASA Glenn Research Station (located at Cleveland Hopkins airport) has a special program at its visitor center.

This month's program on Jan. 17, "Lake Erie Through NASA's Eyes," explains how NASA uses research aircraft to monitor algae growth in the lake (a big issue in water quality.) There will be two programs, one at 11 a.m. focusing on the aircraft, and one at 1 p.m. on the science of the algae problem.

Attending one or both of the programs provides a good excuse to check out the visitor center -- it's a pretty good museum -- and there will be kids' crafts and activities and "Picture Yourself in Space" digital photographs. The event is free, but reservations are required by calling 216-433-9653.

Only U.S. citizens are allowed to visit NASA Glenn, and adults should expect to be asked to show a photo ID.


Anonymous (not ...

NASA: Privatize it.


According to the NY Times, China may be becoming more concerned about stimulating their own economy and less interested in helping to fund the U.S' current account deficit through the purchase of Treasuries.

If true, that could be a problem for Mr. Uh-bama and his plans for trillions of dollars of fiscal stimulus.

Did Mr. John Maynard Keynes ever write anything about the predicament of when a country has difficulty selling its debt?

The government of Argentina is stealing their private pensions to help their country stay afloat. There's an idea.