Saturday, May 26, 2012

Diabloceratops eatoni and a Solar Eclipse. Amanzing events at Amangiri!

It is just soooooooo Cool to be able to walk into the Main Pavilion and be able to see this!!!!
I was into dinosaurs before they became "cool" and insisted my parents take me all over the west to every Dinosaur exhibit when I was growing up. Now I have one right in the main lobby of my Resort.
Here is the Write up in the guests Welcome letter.

Dinosaurs of Canyon Country

Paleontologist and Science Advisor, Scott Sampson, will deliver an entertaining and intriguing presentation focusing on the incredible recent discoveries made in The Grand Staircase-Escalante. This exciting presentation highlights the Diabloceratops eatoni exhibit and incredible details of canyon county’s original inhabitants: dinosaurs. More information at

- When: May 26th - 5:00 pm

- Where: Main Pavilion

My office computer at the resort..........yup, still a bit messy I know.

Another of my loves is Astronomy, and I FINALLY GOT TO SEE A SOLAR ECLIPSE!!!
I have been around the world and seen lots of Amazing things, but I have never actually been in the right place at the right time to see one. An this one was an annular eclipse. This only occurs when the moon is swinging far in its orbit and appears smaller, it isn’t large enough to completely blot out the sun, resulting in an annular eclipse. The last time an annular solar eclipse was seen in the contiguous U.S. was 1994.

Because the sun was not totally blocked out it was still bright and had to be viewed through glasses, which I tried to take pictures through with varying levels of success.

Joining me at our viewing site were a few of my staff, From the Left Mircha, Antonio, Gumer and Anna. A great staff at an amazing resort!
This is pretty much how everyone in Northern AZ and Southern UT looked during the eclipse. No cars on the road as everyone just stopped and put on their "eclipse glasses" to view this amazing event.
A bit of a better shot of the moon beginning to  cross the sun
You could feel the difference in the air as, almost like stepping into a dark shadow as the eclipse began

And Finally, totally by accident I got a mirror image above the sun of what the eclipse actually looked like at totality through the glasses. It was super cool!!!

Loving my time here at Amangiri!!