April 17th, 2008


theater garage sale in Lawrence May 3

Just saw this note; might be interesting for theater types out there!

EDIT: I dropped Paul a note to see if he still has items available, and he responded:

The weather on April 12th was very cold and, three hours into the sale, it actually started to rain and snow, so we stopped the sale. We are having another one on Saturday May 3rd, 8AM - 3PM, at the same place, 3112 Winston Drive. We have lots of wooden library chairs, a folding roll-away bed, a nice futon couch/bed, etc etc etc. Do come, by all means.

English Alternative Theatre is having had a Driveway/Garage Sale on Saturday April 12th (8AM - 3PM) at 3112 Winston Drive. We are parting with nearly 20 years of furniture, props, and some costumes. A lot of memories, most of them going for a song.

Directions: Go north on Kasold, past 6th St, all the way to Peterson Rd. Turn right onto Peterson, then left onto N. Arrowhead Dr, then another left onto Winston Dr. to 3112 Winston Dr. It's the house of Lee and Renee Saylor. That's where EAT has been storing most of its things through the years.

:-) Paul.
Professor, KU English Dept.
galaxy M51

Astro-Image of the Day: Milky Way’s Central Black Hole Awakens

Using imagery from a variety of X-ray satellites, a team of Japanese astronomers created this image and announced that a massive flare erupted from our galaxy’s central black hole 300 years ago. "The black hole, known as Sagittarius A*, is a certified monster, containing about 4 million times the mass of our Sun. Yet the energy radiated from its surroundings is billions of times weaker than the radiation emitted from central black holes in other galaxies.

"'We have wondered why the Milky Way’s black hole appears to be a slumbering giant,' says team leader Tatsuya Inui of Kyoto University in Japan. 'But now we realize that the black hole was far more active in the past. Perhaps it’s just resting after a major outburst.'"

Click the image to see the story.

A black hole 4 million times the mass of our Sun. That thar's a derned big monster. Imagine the flare it must have launched.