Star trails ...
... as recorded over a 5 hour period on the night of Feb. 24, 2009 at the Haute-Provence Observatory in southeastern France. It was the Astronomy Picture of the Day for March 14, 2009, source here.
The brilliant partial arc in the lower right is Venus sinking in the southwest and the bright arc traced above the dome is Mr. Sirius' namesake star, Sirius, Alpha Canis Major.
This is just a very quick interim entry to update my blog as it has been nearly a week since I last updated it. I plan to have a fuller entry posted later tonight or tomorrow.
No, this is not a scene from the place I used to work (and still do as a part time contractor). Rather, it is an interpretative dance representation of the number of people who read this blog anymore.