Carnival of the Commons: on the Moon

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Astronaut James Irwin gives salute beside U.S. flag during lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA)

Astronaut James Irwin gives salute beside U.S. flag during lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA), August 1, 1971
George Eastman House: 1992:0007:0002.0001
  • George Eastman House posts a terrific podcast on the The Lunar Orbiter Camera, manufactured by Eastman Kodak.
  • Also from GEH, The Moon Imagined, about James Hall Nasmyth and the moon.
  • The Getty Museum tweeted a great old moon photo in their collection to celebrate the 40th anniversary of men walking on the moon.
  • Students can help archive the Internet – the Library of Congress teams up with the Internet Archive (hey! George works there, yay!) and the California Digital Library to launch the K-12 Web Archiving Program.
  • The Field Museum launches a new Facebook application! Get yer pirate on, matey…
  • Preserving Gallipoli aerial photographs, an article from the Australian War Memorial about one of their fascinating and unusual collections.
  • Check out the Picks from the feminist bloggers on the Brooklyn Museum’s site: Feminist art, news, and events from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
  • Have you read the New York Public Library’s Blogging@NYPL? A great resource for book reviews and info on their services.
  • Read Destination: Niagara Falls, a great article by Christin Boggs of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative.
  • Iain Logie Baird, the curator of television at the National Media Museum, talks with the BBC about an old TV set.
  • View podcasts of the NMeM’s film series.
  • The Oregon State University Archives has a new take on preserving history (psst, it involves Flickr!)
  • The Powerhouse Museum asks for your help with direct input into the Australian Government 2.0 Issues Paper.
  • Do also check out some fun notes about their Odditorium exhibit.
  • Learn about debris from an exploded star in the Smithsonian Institution’s Chandra X-ray Lab blog.
  • View the Design in D.C. webcasts on Friday, July 24, 10 a.m.–11 a.m., from the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum.

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