Leo's Trip to Queens and Brooklyn NYC


Inspired by friend Alan Chaniewski I decided to take a day trip to the NY Science Museum.
This gave me an excuse to visit some places I wanted to see for many years.

NY SCIENCE MUSEUM

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The Atlas and Titan Rockets are real,
The Mercury and Gemini Capsules on top are reproductions
The Rockets were placed here during the 1964 Worlds Fair


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This Mercury Capsule is real,
It actually flew in a test of the escape rocket


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A Cosmic Ray Cloud Chamber caught in action
There was a list of which particles create thick trails, thin trails, long trails, etc


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Golf with an astronomy flare
I was the only adult not with a youngster


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An interesting Sun Dial
It waited awhile for the Sun to get bright enough to leave the double line shadow


FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK

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The ruins of the New Yark Pavilion of the 1964 Worlds Fair I attended in 1964


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These towers appear in several movies including Men In Black


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Three views of the Hemisphere which was the centerpiece of the fair


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A fountain in Corona Park


BROOKLYN

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I had a Brooklyn Lunch here in Bedford-Stuyvesant


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Walking from my car toward the museum I passed through a park that was named after Dr. Ronald McNair
Astronaut McNair was on the Challenger Space Shuttle for STS 41, the first to land in Florida
He died on Challenger STS 51 which exploded after launch.

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I intended to go to the Brooklyn Museum, but arrived too late in the afternoon
I had been there 33 years ago to see Judy Chicago's, "The Dinner Party"
It was one of few museums with the courage to show it, and it is still there


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The front door of my town's library is barely taller then the people shown here


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A fountain that varies in patterns


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The Grand Army Plaza Arch honoring the Civil War


PROSPECT PARK

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Just across from Grand Army Plaza are four of these towers at the entrance to Prospect Park


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This tunnel led me from a wooded area to a large field


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The field was long, but I decided to walk it to get to the lake


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I rounded a bend to find another field twice as long as the first
It was hot, so I decided to return to my car and drive to the other end of the park


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Tunnel exiting the field


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I found the lake ended about 30 blocks from where I originally entered Prospect Park
One forgets how big NYC parks are: Prospect 585 acres, Central 843 acres, Jamaica Bay 9120 acres


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This is Brooklyn!


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