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What about an astronomy & science forum/club?

Discussion in 'Clubhouse Office' started by Blast, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. Blast

    Blast 'nuff said

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    There seems to be some GTers that are into that area. I know Sidearmor is, and Alex_Knight posted some pics of the moon. I'm definately into it. Folks could post their amature pics, discuss events, ect.
    Lot's of subject matter for sure.
    Just a thought. ;E
     
  2. G21

    G21 Millennium Member

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    I'm considering doing the moonscape wall mural, or maybe the space shuttle above the earth mural. Does that count?

    Avaliable at www.celestialproducts.com
     


  3. Being the former President of the Kern County Society, log this as a vote for a new forum.
     
  4. Blast

    Blast 'nuff said

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    Hmmmm... 4 counting my own. I'm surprised Sidearmor didn't chime in.;M

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Ah yes, the Horsehead Nebula.


    I've seen it maybe half a dozen times in my 12.5" Dob up on an 8000 ft. mountain and stable atmosphere.



    I just wished it looked like that (above) picture in my eye piece. ;f ;f ;f
     
  6. alaskaal

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    Astronomy is one of my favorite pastimes once those looong summer days are over. Of course, once the summer is over and it gets dark then it is really cold. Still, living in the country I can take periodic warm-up breaks, and have yet to lose any digits to frostbite. I have a couple of scopes, my favorite is an old C8 Powerstar.
     
  7. glocka

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    ;+ Vic303,thanks for the link.Enjoyed myself for hours.I'd been given other links,but none this extensive.Be safe...^3
     
  8. Blast

    Blast 'nuff said

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    Yeah Vic, I've been checking out that site for several years. Great site. I was going to post it, but you beat me.
    Well, 8 votes and still no Sidearmor;M
    I know she's a space cadet.
    Sidearmor ignore Blast.;1
    C'mon Patricia, your vote is worth a platoon of GTs.^c


    planetary postion chart:

    http://www.rasnz.org.nz/SolarSys/Orbits03A.htm

    edited: Well there used to be a chart, it's the homepage, but can't find the chart.
     
  9. geminicricket

    geminicricket NRA Life member

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    Of course I'm in.

    It says today that the Universe is shaped like a soccer ball, so let's kick it around.
     
  10. I'm in.


    I'm a different Alex_Knight then the one that voted before. ;f ;f ;f
     
  11. Superfueler

    Superfueler Glockenplane

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    I'm in as well. Used to have a telescope (till my brother broke it) and remember looking at the rings of saturn. Ok, its not much, but it sure thrilled me when I was 10! I'm also into weather, so I guess that would be covered in the 'science' part of the forum.
     
  12. Blast

    Blast 'nuff said

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    Yeah Superfueler, we could post all kinds of meteorological maps, images and whatnot.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Patricia

    Patricia Wild at heart Millennium Member CLM

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    Hey Blast, I am the original Space Cadet. ;f You have my vote and my support. :)
     
  14. Blast

    Blast 'nuff said

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    Thanks Patricia. Took you awhile, but you made it.;f
    I hope you can convince Eric to at least consider it.
    ~2 ^c ^5
     
  15. mcmoyer

    mcmoyer Got Wood?? CLM

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    I'd like to be a member of the nerd herd!!;f

    Genesis SDF here.