Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

         Having an autographed comic book is a dream of any comic book collector. I bought a Captain America comic book at Comic Odyssey. I noticed that Mark Gruenwald and Ron Lim autographed the comic book. I quickly researched their autographs. Ron Lim usually puts the date on the right side and Mark Gruenwald usually writes the letter d like a triangle. I never expected to get an autographed comic book for $3(P150). I’m really happy because I am a fan of Mark Gruenwald. I have some comic books written by him. Three days ago, Comic Odyssey had a sale. I took advantage and bought three X-men comic books and two Captain America comic books. I noticed again that both of the Captain America comics are signed by Mark Gruenwald and Ron Lim. I showed it to the guy at the store. He said that it is a really good deal and I said to myself it’s more than a good deal. It’s a jackpot! It seems like the guys at Comic Odyssey didn’t scan the comic books that they bought.

Captain America Autographed 3

You can see the two autographs near Captain America.

Captain America Autographed 2

Here you can see the signatures close to Captain America’s shield.

Captain America Autographed

Captain America Issue 390 (The Superia Strategem, Part 4) with Mark Gruenwald’s autograph to the right of Anaconda and Ron Lim’s near Battleaxe.

                      On Feb 22, my family and I went to the Mind Museum for the last day of the Astronomy Week. The first event was Build Your Own Telescope. But before the actual building, there were a couple of important things discussed.

The history of the telescope was the main topic for the first talk. The earliest known telescopes were created in 1608 and were credited to Hans Lippershy, a German spectacle maker. Other spectacle makers, like Zacharias Jansses and Jacob Metius, also claimed to have made the discovery. The early refracting telescopes consisted of a convex objective lens and a concave eyepiece. Hans Lippershy had his telescope applied for a patent. Unfortunately, the patent was denied.

I joined my seatmate’s group when the actual telescope building began. The telescope to be assembled was a Galileoscope. We started by putting the two main telescope tube and putting the 50-mm glass objective lens on the front. After that, we put together the two focuser tube halves and the eyepieces. Building the telescope was very fun especially that we did it in groups.

The event was a total success because they introduced the history of the telescope to kids who were interested to learn about them. If you ask me, there was nothing lacking in the lecture.  It was well organized and everything was discussed very well.