Saturday, August 10, 2013

Hannah Anderson Has Been Rescued

Finally good news in the case for missing fifteen year old Hannah Anderson.  Hannah Anderson was successfully rescued and "appears to be in good shape," according to San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore.

She and her kidnapper, James Lee DiMaggio were located in a remote area near the town of Cascade known as the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.  This area is a steep and mountainous terrain and is the largest roadless area in the lower 48 states.

According to reports DiMaggio was killed by an FBI tactical agent.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Burned Body Identified As Missing Girl's Brother

Sheriff's officials say the child's body found in a burning house in Southern California is that of 8-year-old Ethan Anderson, whose mother was killed and whose sister is believed to have been abducted by a family friend.

The body was found Sunday along with the body of the boy's mother Christina Anderson, who investigators say was murdered.

Ethan's 16-year-old sister Hannah Anderson remains missing, and the search for her and her alleged kidnapper is focused on Idaho.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


NASA’s Curiosity Rover, a car-sized, six-wheeled rover, landed on the surface of Mars on August 6, 2012. One year later, Curiosity is halfway through its planned 2-year mission, learning more about the Martian environment as it makes its way toward Mount Sharp.  The Adler Planetarium's celebration will feature  NASA's full-size model of Curiosity, a life-sized balloon sculpture, workshops with astronomers and more.

WHAT:   “Discover Your Curiosity” Celebration!

WHO:     Dr. Mark Hammergren, Astronomer

WHEN:   Tuesday, August 6, 2013
        9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                *All activities are included in paid admission

Welcome to Mars: ?Fly through Valles Marinires and see Mars through the eyes of Curiosity like never before using the technology of Microsoft's World Wide Telescope in the Clark Family Welcome Gallery.

Roving Rovers: ?Get up close and personal with a full-size model of Curiosity, and learn about all the revolutionary equipment and tools the rover is using to explore the red planet.

Where is the Water?: Curiosity has found evidence that mars had a watery past. Find out how we know there was water on Mars in this hands-on family workshop perfect for all ages!

Seven Seconds of Terror: ?How hard is it to land a one-ton rover on Mars? Find out at this activity by building your own parachute to deliver a miniature model of the Curiosity rover to the Earth's surface!

Curiosity Balloon Installation: What better way to celebrate Curiosity's one-year anniversary than with a life-sized balloon sculpture? Check out Chicago's award-winning balloon artist Smarty Pants as he builds a giant rover assembled entirely out of balloons right in front of your eyes! Balloon model construction will start early morning ending early afternoon.

Space Visualization Laboratory (SVL): Join astronomers in the SVL to look at some high-resolution images of Mars taken by Curiosity and learn about the science being done on and around mars.

Monday, August 5, 2013

AMBER ALERT: Hannah, 16, & Ethan Anderson, 8,

An Amber Alert has been issued for Hannah Anderson (16 years-old), Ethan Anderson (8 years-old).  Hannah and Ethan were abducted fro the city of Boulevard, San Diego County, California.

Hannah is a 16 year-old white female.  She has blonde hair and blue eyes.  She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds.

Ethan is an 8 year-old white male.  He has sandy blonde hair.  He is 4 feet 11 inches and weighs 65 pounds.

A person of interest has been identified.  He is James DiMaggio, a family friend.

Age now: 40 years-old
Sex: Male
Skin: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 150 pounds

Nissan Versa, Blue, 4 door
California license plate #6WCU986

Police are serching for DiMaggio after a body was discovered when a log cabin-style home burned to the ground in a rural community east of San Diego on Sunday Night.

If you have information, contact:

Call: 858-565-5200

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fernbank Museum Adds Two New IMAX® Films to Schedule “Penguins” and “Hidden Universe” Both Open September 6

Fernbank Museum of Natural History will debut two new films in the IMAX Theatre on September 6, with the highly anticipated opening of Penguins and Hidden Universe. The films will play on Fernbank’s five-story, 72-foot-wide IMAX® screen, featuring stadium seating and surround sound digital audio.


September 6, 2013-January 2, 2014*

Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins is a live-action film that celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals and brawling elephant seals—as well as six million penguins.

Somehow our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family. What follows is the story of the most challenging time in a King Penguin’s life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. This heartwarming drama plays out in one of Earth’s last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. “Penguins” is an unforgettable tale of one King Penguin’s journey through his species’ central rite of passage.

Penguins was produced by Atlantic Productions in association with British media powerhouse BSkyB and US-based Galileo Digital Entertainment. The action takes place on the remote island of South Georgia, a British overseas territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It was filmed entirely on location over a five-month period. The film is distributed by nWave Pictures.

Hidden Universe

September 6, 2013-January 2, 2014*

The giant-screen documentary adventure Hidden Universe takes audiences on an extraordinary journey deep into space. With the full power of IMAX cinematography, the deepest reaches of our universe are brought to life with unprecedented clarity through real images captured by the world’s most powerful telescopes—seen on screen for the first time.

Stunning, high-resolution images of space allow moviegoers to explore the earliest galaxies, watch stars being born in vivid clouds of gas and dust, tour the surface of Mars, and witness images of distant celestial structures, including stunning views of the Sun. These dramatic new images offer fresh insight into the origins and evolution of the universe.

Narrated by Golden Globe winner Miranda Richardson, Hidden Universe is a December Cinema Productions film produced in association with Film Victoria, Swinburne University of Technology, and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The film is executive produced by Emmy®-award-winning producer Tony Wright, in association with MacGillivray Freeman Films. The musical score is by Dale Cornelius.

Penguins will show daily from September 6-January 2 with the following schedule*:

•  Monday-Saturday at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
•  Sunday at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
•  Martinis & IMAX® special screenings: Fridays at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. (Through November only)

Hidden Universe will show daily from September 6-January 2 with the following schedule*:

•  Monday-Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
•  Sunday at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
•  Martinis & IMAX® special screenings: Fridays at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (Through November only)

IMAX tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for students/seniors, $11 for children, and $8 for Museum Members.  Double-Feature IMAX tickets are $21 for adults, $19 for students/seniors, $17 children and $13 for Museum members.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. Visitor information and tickets are available by phone at 404.929.6300 and online at

*  Dates and schedule are subject to change without notice. Current film schedules are always available at