To get you ready for Independence Day, National Geographic has provided some useful tips for photographing fireworks
, complete with a pretty gallery.
posted by quin
on Jul 3, 2013 -
A Nuclear Fireworks Show over Hawaii:
With the 4th of July approaching, what could be a more fitting tribute to the American spirit than this awesome pyrotechnical display seen over Hawaii in 1962, when America detonated a 1.45 megaton hydrogen bomb in outer space? Especially considering the circumstances. On the very same day that he announced the discovery of the massive radiation belt surrounding the Earth
that now bears his name, American scientist James Van Allen
joined the American military in planning a secret project (code named: "Starfish Prime"
) to see if they could destroy it. According to science historian James Fleming, this all-American project respresents "the first occasion I've ever discovered where someone discovered something and immediately decided to blow it up."
posted by saulgoodman
on Jul 2, 2010 -
Larry Crump's Fireworks Pages.
While searching for fireworks related sites, I came across this great site. I doubt you'll find a better resource for fireworks information. Mainly, I like looking at the pretty pictures
. As Larry puts it, "Fireworks are an art form that use the night sky as the canvas."
Sadly, Larry died exactly one year ago today. So, go check out his wonderful web site and maybe you can get some ideas for this weekend's July 4th celebration.
posted by fletchmuy
on Jun 30, 2003 -
is a library of over 400 (excellently named) firecracker labels available
for you to enjoy.
posted by hama7
on Mar 18, 2003 -
The Bush White House spent up to $250,000 on a fireworks show last night without publicizing it beforehand to keep the public away, according to Matt Drudge
. (Check out the fireworks this is generating among a few surprisingly irate
members of FreeRepublic.Com.)
posted by rcade
on Sep 6, 2001 -