RMSC

# 7403

# 7403

This is the Rochester Museum and Science Center main building.  The Museum is home to hundreds of thousands of objects relating to history and science and people of all ages can have a great time (as well as learn something) here.  I shot these photos recently for the benefit of those who don’t live in the Rochester area or have never been here.

The building is beautiful and you may be able to tell  the original entrance was in the front of the building.  The building in the bottom left corner of the frame is the Strasenburgh Planetarium which is part of the Museum.  The Planetarium is, in my opinion, a great piece of modern architecture. Stay tuned for the Planetarium photos next time.

Click on any photo to enter the gallery.

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25 thoughts on “RMSC

  1. Jimi Jones (@JimiJones)

    What a cool place, would love to visit. All of the images look great, Ken. Clicking on each really lets them shine.

    A place like this would take up the better part of a full day to cover. Must have been a fun shoot. 🙂

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      1. disperser

        Neat! . . . I might start looking for places that need . . . well, they would have to need a grumpy, opinionated, old man with moderate talents in many things, and little expertise in anything useful.

  2. Paul

    Heck! I’d visit it just because of the planetarium. I love those things. Also, of course, because it is close to Webster, where life is worth living! 😀

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Paul. If Webster is on your bucket list (?) then make time for the Planetarium. It’s world class even if you just go for the Pink Floyd Laser show.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      I’m glad you like this, Toad. I thought you would. If you ever hop out this way I will show you around but you’ll need more than an afternoon.

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      1. ehpem

        Museums would not be viable without volunteers – such an important part of their fabric. Good on you for donating your time and skills. I bet it is a lot of fun.

  3. janina

    You know, I’ve been thinking lately, that all museums should be built underground, deep underground, to stave off earthquakes and other nasty events, such as Halley’s Comet or meteorites landing thereon….you know, that sort of stuff. That way, our history could be preserved indefinitely…any thoughts?
    PS: Which window is your office?

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Fortunately, this part of the country is relatively stable and the climate is ideal for museums. We don’t hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes or (so far) meteor hits. this museum has been standing for over 80 years and is built like the proverbial brick outhouse so it ain’t going anywhere soon. The museum has an offsite storage facility that holds the bulk of the collection that is not on display and I’m all for putting that underground (as long as it doesn’t leak).
      My “office” is actually the photo studio in the basement, far from any patrons to see. There isn’t even cell phone reception there, which is fine wit me.

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    2. disperser

      Underground won’t save a museum from earthquakes. Even Cheyenne Mountain (NORAD) was impacted by the heavy rains this past summer, with leaks damaging the underground complex that’s built to withstand nuclear attacks.

      Basically, when the universe decides to wipe something out, it has a large amount of options to draw from. Not that the universe actually decides anything . . . stuff happens all willy-nilly, and given enough time, it happens everywhere.

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      1. oneowner Post author

        I have it on good authority (the drone in Emo’s flux capacitor device) that the universe will not end in my lifetime, even if I live to be 250 years old (which will be 20 years from now, earth time). By that time the mother ship will have triangulated on my homing beacon and come here to take me home. Anyone who wants to come along better start sucking up now.

      2. disperser

        hmmm . . . I thought you don’t get reception where you work . . . what if they show up during work hours?

        “Hello? Hello? . . . anyone here?”

        “——–”

        “Must have caught another ride; let’s book outta here.”

        “Did someone call? Hello? Hello? . . . mustabeen cosmic noise; back to my subterranean reception-free nest.”

  4. janina

    You know, I’ve been thinking lately, that all museums should be built underground, deep underground, to stave off earthquakes and other nasty events, such as Halley’s Comet or meteorites landing thereon….you know, that sort of stuff. That way, our history could be preserved indefinitely…any thoughts?
    PS: Which window is your office?

    Reply
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