Alice Gorman, aka @DrSpaceJunk

Book covers One of our favorite tweeters, speakers, and thinkers, Alice Gorman, aka @DrSpaceJunk, has a brand new book in 2019. Publication date: April (Australia, New South Books) and October (USA, MIT Press). Amazon.com From New South Books: Going boldly forth as a pioneer in the fledgling field of space archaeology, Dr Alice Gorman (aka …

Bastille Day

Photo: UN, Fireworks July 14 Bastille Day in France. Hashtag: #BastilleDay Wikipedia: Bastille Day is the national day of France, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In French, it is formally called la Fête nationale. The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Photo: So Long #43WHC The 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee inscribed eight of the Wright’s famed sites as World Heritage Sites. Included are Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, the Jacobs House in Wisconsin, the Robie House in Chicago, Taliesin in Wisconsin, Taliesin West …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Elsewhere on the Web The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – http://www.unesco.org – is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Cheers for the brand new world heritage site! Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre has formally accepted for assessment the …

World Chocolate Day

Photo: Name the flower July 7 is World Chocolate Day, chocolate said to have been introduced from Mexico to Europe on this date in 1550. We celebrate #WorldChocolateDay by giving a shoutout to Doña Lucia and family, makers of Chocoluchy. There are many fine cooks and vendors of chocolate goodness in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca Chocolate …

World Heritage Committee

Elsewhere on the Web The World Heritage Committee – https://whc.unesco.org/en/committee – meets once a year, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly. At its first session, the Committee adopted its Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee. The Committee is responsible for the …

July 4 in the USA

Photo: Cupcakes Our annual celebration of Independence Day in the USA. Elsewhere on the Web America, The Playlist Embedded Tweets On behalf of Joshua Tree National Park, we would like to wish you a happy and safe Fourth Of July. Please respect all fellow visitors this coming holiday, and remember that fireworks are prohibited in …

Lost City Museum

Photo: Good signage Among our favorite small museums in the world: a place which celebrates Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage:  the Lost City Museum in Overton, a 90-minute drive north of Las Vegas. Museum hours are 8:30am-430pm daily. There is a small admission fee. Tip – if you buy the annual pass, it’s valid for …