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New! On safari in Yala, Sri Lanka, with a sloth bear, November 2021

New! Camping in Shenandoah in the cold fog, May 2021

Bike-camping along the B&O Canal Towpath, Virginia, April 2021

Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, seen from DC, December 2020

Asteroid Occultation field-trip to Indiana, October 2020

Telescopes on top of Maui's Haleakala summit, Hawaii, December 2019

Astronomers at the DPS-EPSC meeting in Geneva, September 2019

New Horizons flyby of MU69 Ultima Thule at 40 AU! January 2019

Keeping the New Horizons spacecraft safe en route to the Kuiper belt, December 2018

Chasing a stellar occultation at the edge of the solar system in Colombia, August 2018

Ghats, Ganges, and ordered chaos in Varanasi, India, May 2018

Talking Astronomy in Kathmandu, with a bonus appearance on Nepal TV, June 2018

Mountains, monasteries, and yak tea in Bhutan, March 2018

Camels, salt flats, asiatic lions, and huge wooden boats in Gujarat, India, December 2017

Astronomers at the DPS meeting, Provo, Utah, October 2017

Making a movie in Bombay: Palace of Horror, September 2017

Summer trip across the US, with a stop in Hong Kong, July 2017

Chasing a KBO occultation from an ostrich farm in South Africa, May 2017

An old steam train and lots of tea in Darjeeling, India, April 2017

A Plutonian guest lecture and tall temples in Tamil Nadu, India, March 2017

Backwater houseboating and ocean fishing in Kerala, India, March 2017

Dark skies and telescopes on the outskirts of Bombay, India, February 2017

Dragon boats, noodles, elephants, and a cave in Thailand, December 2016

On safari with one-horned rhinos and a goat in Assam, India, November 2016

Summer vacation to Oregon, LA, and Germany, including kites and blackberries, August 2016

Astronomers converge on the Taj Mahal, Agra, India, February 2016

I give a talk with a magician and engineering students in Baroda, India, February 2016

Field Trip to Lonar Impact Crater with bats and goats, India, January 2016

New! Castles, camels, tigers, and leopards in Rajasthan, India, December 2015

Cows on the beach, and a train trip to Goa, India, November 2015

Astronomers at the DPS meeting outside of Washington, DC, October 2015

Ganesh Festival and Immersion in Mumbai, September 2015

NASA's New Horizons mission flies past Pluto, July 2015

Ancient Kingdom of Mapungubwe! South Africa, May 2015

Astronomy in Rural Limpopo, South Africa, May 2015

New! Sand dunes, salt beds, ship wrecks, and oryxes in Namibia, March 2015

On safari at Marataba. And, Heidi and Henry get married, much to Piper's surprise! South Africa, March 2015

Kingdom of Swaziland! February 2015

Lemurs, vanilla, and a rescue-at-sea! Madagascar, December 2014

Observing (again!) at Sutherland, South Africa, December 2014

Baboons and a monkey-eating leopard on safari at Ngala, South Africa, November 2014

Penguins and elusive whales in the Western Cape, South Africa, October 2014

Astronomers at the DPS meeting, Denver, October 2013

Telescopes, stars, and snow at Sutherland, South Africa, 2013-2014

Wild dogs at Pilanesberg, South Africa, March 2014

Wild dogs, elephants, and dung beetles on safari at Madikwe, South Africa, March 2014

FameLab Johannesburg, South Africa, March 2014

New! Elephants, trains, monkeys, and temples in Sri Lanka, December 2013

Nelson Mandela Memorial Service, Soweto, December 2013

Obama visits South Africa, June 2013

Astronomy at Madikweng Secondary, Limpopo, September 2013

Lots of leopards on safari at Sabi Sand, South Africa, May 2013

Easter in Pretoria, March 2013

Hippos and Rhinos on Safari at Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa, December 2012

Safari Trip to Madikwe, including Dung Beetles and Other Bugs, South Africa, November 2012

My Going Away Food Truck Party @ NASA HQ, Washington DC, September 2012.

FameLab Astrobiology, Atlanta GA, April 2012.

Transit of Venus, Washington DC, June 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery over DC, April 2012.

FameLab Astrobiology, Washington DC, March 2012

Xmas in Oregon (including wind storms, beach bikes, jellyfish, sea lions, and persimmons), December 2011.

NASA Mars Curiosity launch, with wildlife and fun in Florida, November 2011,

Astronomers at the DPS-EPSC meeting in France, October 2011,

Chuck and Steph get married in Homer, September 2011.

Breakfast with the Golden Lion Tamarins, National Zoo, July 2011,

DC Snowstorm (including a cathederal, a power outage, and illegal sledding!), January 2011.

Okie-Tex Star Party, Oklahoma Panhandle, October 2010,

Bratfest: Astronomers with beer, brats, and corn, Boulder, September 2010.

Corvallis High School 20th Reunion, July 2010.

Mayan ruins, crocodiles, flamingos, and cave-swimming in the Yucatan, Mexico, May 2010.

Michelle Obama in Mexico City, April 2010.

Mariachi musicians (and a harp! and drug-trafficking songs!) in Plaza Garibaldi, Mexico City, April 2010.

Visit to Mexico City by the fabulous cousins, Apr 2010.

Whales, sea lions, and sailing in Baja, February 2010.

Xmas in Mexico, including ballooning over the pyramids, and a crocodile-filled swamp with baby sea turtles, December 2009.

Some photos of Phineas, October 2009.

Photos of astronomers at the DPS meeting in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, October 2009

Trip to Hawaii, with manta rays, sea horses, and a volcano, June 2009.

Riders @ Denver Skatepark, June 2009.

Trip to Lakeside, Colorado, and a ride on the Wild Chupmunk, June 2009.

Quick snow climb up Mt. Neva, Colorado, June 2009.

Trip to Oaxaca and the 6-foot tall blue giraffe, April 2009.

Mexico City during the swine flu epidemic, April 2009.

Barack Obama visits Mexico (woo-hoo!), April 2009.

Snow and Mexican snowmen at Mt. Ajusco, Mexico City, February 2009.

Xmas, with visits to the Paracutin corn-field volcano and the monarch butterfly migration, Mexico, December 2008.

Mayan ruins at Palenque, plus howler monkeys, toucans, and a chocolate factory, Mexico, November 2008.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), night-time cemetaries and islands near Morelia, Mexico, November 2008

Halloween, Mexico, October 2008

Observing trip to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (with bonus California Condors!), October 2008.

Honduras Bay Islands with iguanas and Mayan ruins, September 2008

Trip to Puebla, Mexico -- Safari Animals and the Cholula Pyramid, September 2008

Trip to Acapulco, August 2008.

Piper's Sixth Birthday, Mexico City, August 2008

Living in Mexico City, July 2008.

Tomatoes, cantaloupes, and other varieties from the garden, August 2007.

Santorini, Greece, June 2007

Xmas 2006 in Las Cruces

Playing in the Boulder Blizzard, December 2006

Thanksgiving trip to Nohku Hut, November 2006

San Francisco for Sarah and Sally's Wedding, July 2006

Trip to Santa Barbara, September 2006

Piper's 4th Birthday party (with butterflies!), August 2006

Jamie and Michele get married in J-Tree, April 2006

Trip to Skinner Hut, February 2006

New Horizons launch to Pluto. Florida, January 2006

Trip to Oregon with ocean and persimmons, November 2005

England, Scotland, and Spain, September 2005

France, Switzerland, and the environs, July 2005

Mountain Biking the Great Divide, NM, June 2005

Francie's Hut, March 2005

Skiing across the Gore Range, March 2005

Paragliding in the Pawnee Grasslands, January 2005

Xmas and exploring in Tucson, December 2004

Bands at the Edinburgh, SF, December 2004

Climbing at Penitente, October 2004

Halloween and Vegetables, October 2004

Lone Eagle Peak, September 2004

South Sister, August 2004

Devil's Tower, August 2004

Corn + Mike get hitched in Minnesota, July 2004

Mt. Wheeler, NM, June 2004

Iowa, March 2004

Hut Trip to Jay's Cabin, Feburary 2004

Trip to Oregon and the Bay Area, September 2003

Winter camping at Ouzel Lake (RMNP), November 2003

San Antonio / Austin, October 2003

El Paso, September 2003

Conundrum Hot Springs, September 2003

Climbing the Stiletto (RMNP), June 2003

Skiing on Mt. Eva, June 2003

Mesa Verde with the cousins, June 2003

Biking through Yellowstone, May 2003

First Flatiron, May 2003

Quandary Peak, April 2003

Frozen Dead Guy Days, Nederland, March 2003

`The Morning After', CMC Cabin Trip, February 2003

Section House Hut Trip, January 2003

Montana, November 2002

3rd Flatiron during solar eclipse, November 2002

Longs Peak, August 2002

Throop reunion, August 2002

North Sister climb, August 2002

Boulder County Fair, August 2002

Various climbs, Summer 2002

3rd Flatiron, August 2002

Mt. Meeker via Dreamweaver, May 2002

NY / MA / RI trip, May 2002

Breckenridge, May 2002

1st Flatiron, March 2002

Quick trip to Oregon, March 2002

Trip to Betty Bear Hut, February 2002

Cheri Glassblowing! February 2002

CICLOPS @ Laudisio, December 2001

Birthday box o' worms (Eisenia Foetida) from my sister, December 2001

New Orleans, November 2001

Destroying the house, Summer 2001

New house, April 2001

Diving, Channel Islands, October 2000

Disneyland, October 2000

Rachel & Zack's wedding, Lawrence KS, September 2000

Heather's new kayak, Margaret.

Corvallis High School 1990 10th reunion, August 2000. (Also see the official reunion page.)

A couple of historic photos


Taiko at night in the Rikuzen-Takata gym

Carrot slicing, Keiko's house, Odawara


Outside the Abano Terme main hall (DPS '99)

Gladiators busy slashing each other to the death outside the Coliseum, Rome

Mark orbits his favorite moon

Luna & Titania, Rome

A fossilized dog, buried in the Vesuvian eruption of 79 AD


Gattaca attacks!

Timelapse Movies (Cool!)

Henry Throop

Last modified 30-Apr-2022