"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
--1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"Correction: It is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum. The 'Times' regrets the error."
NY Times, July 1969.

— New York Times

Getting the solar scope ready

John Miksits getting the scope just right.  Roger West assisting.  The scope needs to be checked.  The filter has to be tested everytime to assure safety.  Direct viewing of the sun must be done only with properly working equipment. 

Thanks to Mary Lou West for this photo. 

Getting the solar scope ready