Happy Birthday, STAR TREK
On September 8, 1966 the first episode of STAR TREK was broadcast in the US. At that time nobody had stepped on the Moon, telephones had cords and computers were big as a room. The show has gone through many generations, inspiring many to reach for the stars.
This replica of the Enterprise bridge was displayed at the World Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim this year. Astronomers, what do you notice about the pictures behind McCoy? Those images of the Sun and galaxy were taken from X-Ray spacecraft, something else that didn't exist in 1966. Left picture is from SOHO and right is from Chandra.
Who says scientists can't have fun?