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Alice

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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2008, 10:41:27 pm »
Well, I came from space and I am just trying to work out how to get home. :)

ROFL ;D ;D ;D You see that small blue planet over there? Come this way . . . there's a nice zoo on it somewhere that you can start off with . . .

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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2008, 08:01:24 am »
I seem to be having a slight problem making the excitement contagious for my children.  They think if no one is voted off the galaxy it just isn't interesting.  Sigh. 

LOL :D ;D :D

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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2008, 09:17:07 am »
Well, I came from space and I am just trying to work out how to get home. :)

Okay, go UP, then keep going up, up a little more, then go "out yonder" for a very long time.  If you run into a voorwerp, you've gone one exit too far.  Hang a U-turn, come back a few hundred thousand light years, a quick left and you're home.  You're welcome.


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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2008, 09:23:04 am »
My interest in astronomy began with the Apollo program in the sixties. As a kid I was interested in the moonprogram. I followed the Apollo 11 mission as a kid, 8 years old. After the Apollo missions, which ended in the early seventies, there was a kind of a break. With the two Vikings, which visited Mars in 1976, my interest in astronomy grew and the nex year I bought my first telescope (Tasco refractor). With that scope I did my first observations (Orionnebulae, M31, that kind of stuff) and I became a member of the local astronomical club. Well, from that moment on I'm continually 'engaged' with astronomy. OK, some moments the attention was tempered, but that's no surprise. Why do I love astronomy? Mmmm, don't know.  :-\ Space, stars, the 'where do we come from' question, black holes, etc..., they all excite me. :)
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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2008, 12:31:52 am »
   I grew up right on the shore of Northern lake michigan, My Father worked in Detroit & commuted My Mom was a home maker & I had a wonderfull time as kid. 
   I was the geeky one that found out if you took a long papper tube, lay on the beach closed one eye, looked through the tube, you could see stars, then at night you saw the entier sky unblemished by civilation.
   I have a lib. arts & went into retail cosmoligy as a career but never lost my need to look up, now semi retired i find the need to do it much more often & have the ability to persue this.
   This site is for me like returning to the acedemic world & starting over, only at home being as lazy as i am it seems to be working.
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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2008, 12:08:09 pm »
   This site is for me like returning to the acedemic world & starting over, only at home being as lazy as i am it seems to be working.

Welcome to the Zoo, Pagan Heart. Isn't it amazing that this can be done from home? If someone had suggested to us that we'd have this opportunity and means say... 25 years ago, we would have thought they'd seen too many Sci-Fi flicks.  That we can sit at home and learn while making some actual contributions to science is beyond the wildest dreams of 1983, when many of us were getting little Commodore 64s and Trash-80s and using them to balance checkbooks and play text adventure games.  Gotta love it.


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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2008, 10:24:03 am »
I've been in love with astronomy ever since I learnt how to spell Betelgeuse.  At, I think, the age of 7.

By the way, whatever happened to Betelgeuse; never seems to get a mention these days...

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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2008, 02:24:44 pm »
I've been in love with astronomy ever since I learnt how to spell Betelgeuse.  At, I think, the age of 7.

By the way, whatever happened to Betelgeuse; never seems to get a mention these days...

It's still shining wonderfully in Orion.  ;D
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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2008, 07:23:09 pm »
Standing on the beach, in the dark St. Tropez night and seeing all the myriad brilliant stars, hanging in the sky above the ocean, makes me remember why I love astronomy :) :)

Tom
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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2008, 08:48:05 pm »
Betelgeuse.
Betelgeuse.
BETELGUESE!!!


Awww! Nothing happened.  Or... is that something else entirely?

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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2008, 08:59:03 pm »
Perhaps, according to an observer over there, it has now puffed its outer gases off and by the time the light reaches us we'll see a beautiful nebula . . .

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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2008, 09:47:01 pm »
Standing on the beach, in the dark St. Tropez night and seeing all the myriad brilliant stars, hanging in the sky above the ocean, makes me remember why I love astronomy :) :)

Tom

Are you really in St. Tropez right now? Wow, I'm not jealous.  ;)
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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2008, 12:40:59 pm »
Standing on the beach, in the dark St. Tropez night and seeing all the myriad brilliant stars, hanging in the sky above the ocean, makes me remember why I love astronomy :) :)

Tom

Really ? You could see a dark sky in St-Tropez ?? Electricy on strike probably... Lucky you were !
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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2008, 07:03:01 pm »
38 years a go i bought my first telescope it was a 60mm (2.36 inch) F11.6 Polarex (Unitron) the reason? who else than Neil Armstrong!! i was 11 years old, from that time on astronomy is my most importand hobby.

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Re: Why do you love Astronomy?
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2008, 12:48:21 pm »
The only answer is YES!!!!!!!
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