Archive for February, 2008

Full Lunar Eclipse

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008



Lunar Eclipse Seen from Lake Ella

Wednesday, February 21, 2008


8:30 to 9:30 PM


Lake Ella, Tallahassee, FL 32303

We went to Lake Ella and spent about an hour looking at the lunar eclipse tonight. There were probably hundred or so people at the gazebo area. Tallahassee Astronomical Society had set-up couple of telescope to view the event. We were able to see the Orion nebulae, Saturn and its rings, moon during 1/4 covered and 1/2 covered with Earth’s shadow. There were couple of low clouds but the night was crisp and not very cold. Good night to observe the lunar eclipse. By the time we got home around 10:05 PM the full moon was covered with Earth’s shadow.

VTS is Drake in Honk

Friday, February 15th, 2008

VTS as Drake in Honk! The Musical

BHPS Year End Show

Thursday & Friday, February 14-15, 2008; 7-9 PM

Quincy Music Theater, Quincy, FL

VTS performed as Drake in the musical Honk! (story of the Ugly Duckling) for his Year End Show. The cast consisted of 70 people and was performed two days in LEAF Theater at the historical town of Quincy, FL. The director Mister Scott and the cast put on wonderful performance to an audience of about 200 people.

The cast has been practing for more than two months. The performance was well received. This was VTS’s first musical production, even though he has done several drama, Honk! represented the first musical with a major role.

Congrats to all and VTS!

Buckyball Workshop

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Buckyball Workshop with Nobel Laureate Kroto

Saturday, February 9, 2008

11:30-12:30 College of Medicine

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306


Sir Harlod Kroto, Professor of Chemistry and Nobel Laureate held a Buckyball workshop for Tallahassee area children during Darwin Day 2008 celebrations in the FSU College Medicine Atrium. During that workshop about 20 children ranging in age 6 to 14 participated.

Sir Harry (as he is called)  spoke to the children about atoms, molecules, and compounds. He showed them how we our selves are made of atoms and we all came from a star, “The Sun”. So explained we are all made of star-dust.  Then he brought up the subject of Buckyball and 60 fold symmetry found in Carbon-60 (C60).

He gave the children modelling materials and asked them to make a Buckyball using simple geometrical shapes of pentagons and hexagons. It took some time do the job correctly. However, once it was completed the results looked fantastic. All the children then played with the ball.

Ballroom and Beyond Translating Across Cultures

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Global Gatherings 2008

FSU IC Program

Today evening I attended the Ballroom and Beyond: Translating Across Cultures program where more than 25 individual or groups participated showcasing there talent of dance numbers. Several members of the Tallahassee dancers and members of Asian Coalition of Tallahassee (co-sponsor) and a member of India Association of Tallahassee participated in the program. The program was video taped and will be telecast in February or March in FSU Television Channel 4 (4FSU TV)