Supermoon of May 5. 2012, also known as a Perigree Moon, shined so bright at 11:30 PM that the stars were not to be seen.
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
A Nuclear Family - Episode 2
The next episode of the East TN PBS special documentary film series, A Nuclear Family: Y-12 National Security Complex, The Manhattan District, will be broadcaston Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 9:00 PM on East TN PBS, channel 2. It will be broadcast again on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 7:00 PM. You may view the trailer to the series at:http://www.y12.doe.gov/about/history/video.php
The program will be available online at the above link after it has been broadcast on East TN PBS. Episode 1 can be viewed there now, if you missed it in January.
Episodes three and four will be broadcast on the last Thursday and following Sunday of March and April
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Ed Westcott's 90th Birthday Celebration
Ed Westcott, famous photographer of the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge and the Department of Energy celebrated his 90th Birthday at the American Museum of Science and Energy. I was honored to be the emcee of his celebration. See some photos:
Friday, 27 January 2012
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Four new e-books
I am pleased to announce that the following books have been made available as e-books at reduced cost.
Delina : A Middle Tennessee Crossroads Community Named for Her Beautiful Name and Still More Beautiful Character; www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooks
and search for ISBN: 9781257150397, or
2007 Historically Speaking : As published in the Oak Ridger Newspaper;
and search for ISBN: 9781257290604 or,
John Hendrix Story;
and search for ISBN: 9781257309627 or,
2006 Historically Speaking : As published in the Oak Ridger Newspaper
and search for ISBN: 9781257233311 or, http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257233311
Thanks for checking them out.
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Historically Speaking online archive created
I have created an online archive of Historically Speaking the weekly history column I write that is published in The Oak Ridger.
Here is the link:http://www.smithdray1.net/historicallyspeaking/archive.html
If you want an article that I have not gotten into the online archive, just let me know and I will put it there for you. I am uploading the articles as I find time and trying to keep the newest ones uploaded.
Thursday, 4 August 2011
A new Facebook group "I remember when in Oak Ridge"
Check out this new Facebook group where folks are sharing their memories of their home town, Oak Ridge, TN.
It has grown to have 1384 members in just a few days. Great fun and good information being shared. Makes a historian proud!
Friday, 24 December 2010
A new Photo Book by Ray Smith - Fall 2010
Here is a photo book published at the suggestion of those who saw the photographs I made this fall. It was an unusual fall and was actually quite short for good color. I had to seek out specific locations as one side of a hill would have color and the other side not. One elevation might have color and below or above that level would not. I found that getting close up helped and I really appreciated my 100 mm close up lens.
Click on link below to preview book:
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