Many businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every Tuesday on Seattle Astronomy.
This week’s Astro Biz is the Luna Girls on Alki sculpture just south of Seacrest Park along the Alki Trail in West Seattle. The Luna Girls, nine-foot-tall bathing beauties cut from slab steel, were created by local artist Lezlie Jane, who also had a hand in Constellation Park and the Avenue of Stars that we featured in a post back in December. The Luna Park amusement park at Duwamish Head was open from 1907 until 1913, though the attached swimming pools operated until 1931. The Luna Girls in their twenties beach attire continue to welcome visitors to the neighborhood.
We selected a Moon Astro Biz this week in a nod to yesterday’s full Moon. Did you see it being chased by Jupiter on this beautiful, clear evening or morning?
Do you have a favorite Astro Biz? Send us a photo and a brief description, and you may be featured in a future Astro Biz!