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Reply #225 on: June 23, 2022, 07:40:23 AM
Thanks to everyone who's contributed to this topic.

At one time I dreamt of living in a log cabin, with an astronomical telescope and a shortwave radio. I still have a copy of Norton's Star Atlas. The cabin and the telescope never worked out; the shortwave radio did, though I discovered it was much more fun experimenting with long-range medium wave.

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Reply #226 on: June 23, 2022, 10:38:01 AM
Astronomy has been a keen interest of mine since high school.  I'm a big fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson and the late Stephen Hawking.
I would, however, also like to point out  Amy Mainzer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Mainzer.   
She's 4 days younger than I am, has a phd in Astronomy, and numerous NASA awards.
On top of that, to me she's also the embodiment of "brains are hot" .
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Reply #227 on: June 23, 2022, 11:39:46 AM
Astronomy has been a keen interest of mine since high school.  I'm a big fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson and the late Stephen Hawking.
I would, however, also like to point out  Amy Mainzer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Mainzer.   

Thanks for that, Hades. I'll try chasing up some of the documentaries in which Dr Mainzer has appeared. She sounds like a fun presenter.

Back in the days when I was living in the UK, I used to watch a TV series called The Sky at Night, presented by a wonderful eccentric called Patrick Moore (later Sir Patrick Moore). Recently I watched a couple of Sky at Night specials, but found the presenters a little annoying. Patrick Moore is a very, very hard act to follow, bless his dear departed soul. :)

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Reply #228 on: June 23, 2022, 06:01:13 PM
I'm a big fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson

Huge fan of him. I used to watch Cosmos: Space time Odyssey all the time. Would fall asleep to it. Not only was it such a spectacular show, he has a beautifully calming voice and I could listen to him talk for days.

And if you haven't seen it, I suggest you watch Into the Universe, by Stephen Hawking. An absolute must see.

Lately I've been obsessed with images of planets under ultraviolet light.


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Reply #229 on: June 23, 2022, 06:05:01 PM
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Reply #230 on: June 26, 2022, 03:49:52 PM

Back in the days when I was living in the UK, I used to watch a TV series called The Sky at Night, presented by a wonderful eccentric called Patrick Moore (later Sir Patrick Moore). Recently I watched a couple of Sky at Night specials, but found the presenters a little annoying. Patrick Moore is a very, very hard act to follow, bless his dear departed soul. :)

The Sky At Night has never seemed the same since Moore died. He was also a very good self taught xylophone player.

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Reply #231 on: Today at 01:40:27 AM
Enormous Comet Has Entered Our Inner Solar System, Heading Towards Earth

https://www.newsweek.com/comet-c-2017-k2-solar-system-oort-cloud-1720255?amp=1



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Reply #232 on: Today at 02:09:55 AM
Enormous Comet Has Entered Our Inner Solar System, Heading Towards Earth

https://www.newsweek.com/comet-c-2017-k2-solar-system-oort-cloud-1720255?amp=1

Synchronicity!

I'm reading the autobiography of author Flora Annie Steel, and she describes seeing the Great Comet of 1861 as a little girl. She also talks about "the summer of '67", which made me smile.

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Reply #233 on: Today at 02:11:55 AM
Enormous Comet Has Entered Our Inner Solar System, Heading Towards Earth

https://www.newsweek.com/comet-c-2017-k2-solar-system-oort-cloud-1720255?amp=1

Synchronicity!

I'm reading the autobiography of author Flora Annie Steel, and she describes seeing the Great Comet of 1861 as a little girl. She also talks about "the summer of '67", which made me smile.

My grandfather witnessed Haleys comet in 1910 as a boy.  1910 was particularly spectacular, as the comet flew by about 13.9 million miles (22.4 million kilometers) from Earth, which is about one-fifteenth the distance between Earth and the sun. On that occasion, Halley's Comet was captured on camera for the first time.



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Reply #234 on: Today at 02:22:45 AM
My grandfather witnessed Haleys comet in 1910 as a boy.  1910 was particularly spectacular, as the comet flew by about 13.9 million miles (22.4 million kilometers) from Earth, which is about one-fifteenth the distance between Earth and the sun. On that occasion, Halley's Comet was captured on camera for the first time.

Thanks for that. I didn't know about the captured-on-camera bit.

True confession: it took me a long, long time (as in, years and years) to figure out why Billy Haley called his band The Comets.

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