Memorial Day Manhattanhenge, 2011

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11 Responses to “Memorial Day Manhattanhenge, 2011”

  1. pjcamp says:

    I used to like Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    But you see I work at Spelman College, an historically black college for women, in the physics department. Spelman has a reputation for being a top producer of talented scientists. We’ve produced more black women who have gone on to get Ph.D.’s than any other college in the world. The physics department in particular was recognized by the American Physical Society this year for producing more black physics B.S. recipients (male or female) than any other institution.

    So last year we had the bright idea of bringing some prominent black scientists, preferably physicists or closely related fields, to speak with our students about the ins and outs of a life in science, especially if you are a minority.

    The first person we contacted was Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Who said (or, more accurately, his people said): “Sure! Dr. Tyson would be delighted to speak with your students. His speaking fee is $30,000.”

    I don’t like Neil deGrasse Tyson any more.

  2. desiredusername says:

    NdGT is teh bomb!

  3. J.L.H says:

    Beautiful Manhattan! Almost like this humorous and funny version of New York’s neighborhood:
    http://thingsthatmakeyouhappy.com/2011/05/31/manhattan-4-33pm/

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thousands of years from now they will be debaiting if people lived there or if it was a giant astronomical calculating device.

  5. songofsixpence says:

    I think I’ll stick to my rural home and stay thousands of miles away from NYC.

    I get an amazing sunset every single day of the year, and at night the stars are beautiful.

  6. Tau'ma says:

    awesome

  7. GP3 says:

    More photos from Manhattanhenge taken from 42nd street.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40182263@N06/sets/72157626847939188/

  8. John Huntington says:

    42nd street seems to be the place to be last night! I was also in Times Square. A bunch of us would run out into the street each time the red light on Broadway came. My pictures here: http://www.controlgeek.net/blog/2011/5/30/times-square-manhattanhenge.html

  9. Jake0748 says:

    Why does Also Sprach Zarathustra pop in to my head when I’m looking at this photo?

    And no… I don’t mean this version:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUcHSCAE-AE

    Although I like it too. :)

  10. angry young man says:

    There’s a word for this? I’ve always marveled at a single instance of this: those two days a year when the rising sun shines straight down the entrance to Penn Station and real light reaches almost all the way to the crummy tie store. Trudging up the stairs on those days when it’s entirely filled with light is like rising into Heaven, if the angels played car horns and pissed on the sidewalk.

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