Western Washington University   College of Sciences and Technology   Physics/Astronomy Dept.   Bellingham, WA USA
Astronomy Just For Fun!
Astro Jokes

Other Names for the Big Bang

The Bottom Turtle

"That Point In Time When the Volume of the Universe Decreases to Approximately Zero, and Density Approaches Infinity, and the Combination of the Strong Nuclear Force and Electromagnetic Attraction Between Red and Blue Colored Quar-- hey Steve, can't we think up a nickname for this?"

The Best Of Times, The First Of Times

The Grand Opening

*Pop* Goes Existence!

What Happens If You Tell God a Joke When He Has Milk in His Mouth


Q: How far can you see on a clear day?
A: 93 million miles.
Navajo Wisdom

In 1966 a NASA team doing work for the Apollo moon mission visited a place near Tuba City where the terrain of the Navajo Reservation looks very much like the lunar surface. Along with all the trucks and large vehicles, there were two astronauts dressed in full Lunar spacesuits.

Nearby a Navajo sheep herder and his son were watching the strange creatures walk about, occasionally being tended to by personnel. The two Navajo people were noticed and approached by NASA personnel. Since the man did not know English, his son asked for him what the strange creatures were and the NASA people told them that they are just men that are getting ready to go to the moon.

The man asked if he could send a message to the moon from the Navajo people. The NASA personnel thought this was a great idea so they rustled up a tape recorder. After the man gave them his message, they asked his son to translate. His son would not.

Later, they tried a few more people on the reservation to translate and received little cooperation until finally, with cash in hand, someone translated the message; "Watch out for these guys, they've come to take your land."

Send 'em if you got 'em folks: