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Look Out Of Your Window Now! Astronomical events.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Withnail, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. The Hawk

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  2. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    @staffordjas, there is an easy digital solution to quickly and easily disabling the flash on a phone.


    Put a fingertip over it.





    ... whilst being sure to avoid disabling the lens at the same time...
     
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    I'll see you that 1, and raise you this .................
     
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    A Musical Guide To Our Solar System from the centre to the edge:
    You Stole The Sun From My Heart - Manic Street Preachers
    Mercury Rising - The Stranglers
    Venus As A Boy - Bjรถrk
    Planet Earth - Duran Duran
    Life On Mars? - David Bowie
    Asteroid - The Devil Wears Prada
    Jupiter Crash - The Cure
    Saturn's Pattern - Paul Weller
    Rocket To Uranus - Vengaboys
    Neptune - Foals
    Kuiper - Benn Jordan
    Halley's Comet - Sarah Darling
    Pluto - Clare & The Reasons [possibly in a double act with Charon, Ferryman Of The Damned - David Denyer]
    Voyager 1 - Black Rivers
    Oort Cloud - Scale The Summit​
     
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    Mars is easy to see in the evening. Reddish colour in the south/southeast. However if you see a large tripod type thing in the distance ... f**king run for it is my advice. :eek:

     
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    Well, the chances of anything coming from Mars may be a million to one against, but I've got a piece of Mars (NWA6963).
     
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    That looks like a part of the exhaust manifold of a Tripod Machine if ever I saw one ... :P
     
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    Sky Map's a very good app to get if you want to know what it is. Line your phone up with the star and bingo.
     
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    I have the cd in the car. Brilliant if you're driving home in the dark, in the middle of a thunder storm............
     
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    The International Space Station almost collided with the Moon last night, it was a close run thing. Of course, they may have missed each other by a quarter of a million miles, but it sure looked close.

    Jupiter and Saturn are nicely positioned in our night sky, relatively 'close' to each other. Even a relatively small telescope should reveal Jupiter's Galilean moons and Saturn's rings. And if you've got something of reasonable power you should be able to look at Uranus later in the night.
     

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