They burn at night like red fireflies, their gentle blinking strangely soothing for something designed to prevent aviation catastrophes. Known in the dry professional lingo as aviation warning beacons (although, really, red fireflies is so much more poetic), the beacons warn pilots of what lies below—usually buildings, broadcast transmission masts, and anything else they need to stay away from.
The bulbs are about eight inches long and burn at 620 watts, fairly unspectacular looking, like Christmas tree lights on steroids. Dozens of them are found at the highest points of the UI campus, alerting pilots flying into the Iowa City Airport or the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ helipad.
Hancher continues its commitment to connecting great artists with great audiences both locally and around the state with the announcement of the University of Iowa organization's 2010–2011 season.
The "Can't Contain Us!" spirit once again infuses the season as Hancher will present world-class artists in venues throughout the community and the state.
Old Capitol stars in this summery look at the University of Iowa campus.
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