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Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 21st 18, 07:11 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 13
Views: 70
Posted By Quadibloc
OT? Amateur Astronomy

On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:35:25 PM UTC-6, Barry Schwarz wrote:

If the Earth didn't turn at all, then the time from one sunrise to the
next would be approximately 24*365.25 hours. One...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 21st 18, 03:11 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 13
Views: 70
Posted By Quadibloc
OT? Amateur Astronomy

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 1:13:56 AM UTC-6, Gerald Kelleher wrote:

I see this fella is around to remind you all to keep quiet and bully you into silence.

In fact, we are grateful to him for...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 20th 18, 07:51 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 16
Views: 58
Posted By Quadibloc
Oh no, not again

On Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:54:10 AM UTC-6, Martin Brown wrote:
On 18/10/2018 01:38, Quadibloc wrote:
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 3:17:20 PM UTC-6, bilou wrote:
Quadibloc a...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 20th 18, 04:05 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 13
Views: 70
Posted By Quadibloc
OT? Amateur Astronomy

On Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11:35:06 PM UTC-6, Gerald Kelleher wrote:

A person capable of using their intelligence will recognise that the RA/Dec
framework is in competition with the...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 19th 18, 10:51 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5:09:03 AM UTC-6, Martin Brown wrote:
Your pathetic attempts at sophistry are at an end.

In case you've forgotten something that one Oriel36 occasionally reminds us...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 18th 18, 11:31 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 12:36:43 AM UTC-6, Paul Schlyter wrote:

And if Constantine hadn't done that, Christianity would today be an
extinct sect, much like gnostiscism...

So there...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 18th 18, 01:49 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 16
Views: 58
Posted By Quadibloc
Oh no, not again

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6:41:32 PM UTC-6, Quadibloc wrote:
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 2:17:04 PM UTC-6, Anders Eklöf wrote:

In what way is this contraption worse than one...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 18th 18, 01:41 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 16
Views: 58
Posted By Quadibloc
Oh no, not again

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 2:17:04 PM UTC-6, Anders Eklöf wrote:

In what way is this contraption worse than one Iridium satellite?
And there are 88 of them, right?

Aside from Iridium...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 18th 18, 01:38 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 16
Views: 58
Posted By Quadibloc
Oh no, not again

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 3:17:20 PM UTC-6, bilou wrote:
Quadibloc a couché sur son écran :

I'm surprised that the United States doesn't have laws prohibiting the launch
of ...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 16th 18, 11:36 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 16
Views: 58
Posted By Quadibloc
Oh no, not again

Saw this news...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 16th 18, 11:45 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:29:25 PM UTC-6, palsing wrote:

I think that H.L. Mencken could kick Roger Williams' butt any day of the week
when it comes to quotes :)

"Why assume so glibly...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 15th 18, 06:48 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 10:03:44 PM UTC-6, Gary Harnagel wrote:
On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 8:27:31 PM UTC-6, Quadibloc wrote:

It might cast doubt in any honest mind that the sort-of...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 15th 18, 03:27 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:37:47 PM UTC-6, Gary Harnagel wrote:

Do I have to repeat my thesis AGAIN? That the possibility of an ancient ET
civilization having godlike powers may quite...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 13th 18, 06:09 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:54:08 AM UTC-6, Gerald Kelleher wrote:
Next year will be 50 years since the Apollo mission which landed a person on the moon and yet none of you feel what has...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 13th 18, 06:07 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:28:38 AM UTC-6, Gary Harnagel wrote:
Denying that a religion set up by
an individual (or group thereof) is efficacious is the real fantasy :-)

Well, yes, there...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 13th 18, 12:11 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:34:29 AM UTC-6, Gary Harnagel wrote:

Once you get your mind around THAT concept, it's not such a big leap to
thinking about an advanced civilization as God. So...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 12th 18, 07:15 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 4:45:45 PM UTC-6, Gary Harnagel wrote:

Your argument depends upon what YOU assume "their" goal is. What do you
THINK would happen to a civilization (or an...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 11th 18, 09:33 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 12:01:41 PM UTC-6, Gary Harnagel wrote:

I don't think we will, though, because we're being watched
over.

Events in Europe, particularly Germany and Poland, from...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 11th 18, 09:30 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 12:01:41 PM UTC-6, Gary Harnagel wrote:

I haven't said it's certain. I believe I used the term "virtually certain"
once or twice, which isn't the same thing. ...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 10th 18, 08:16 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 12:29:38 AM UTC-6, Paul Schlyter wrote:

Which frequency range is that? And is thar radio waves or infrared?

Terahertz radiation. Those naked airport scanners....
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 9th 18, 04:47 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 5
Views: 57
Posted By Quadibloc
Hubble Telescope partially-crippled

On Monday, October 8, 2018 at 8:40:18 PM UTC-6, RichA wrote:
On Monday, 8 October 2018 17:40:28 UTC-4, Chris L Peterson wrote:

Typical HST service missions cost more than the HST itself....
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 8th 18, 10:05 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Quadibloc
Hayabusa probes. How is it they hop?

On Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:34:44 PM UTC-6, Chris L Peterson wrote:
On Sat, 29 Sep 2018 15:23:36 -0700 (PDT), RichA
wrote:

What's the mechanism?

Reaction...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 7th 18, 09:21 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 7:58:08 AM UTC-6, Chris L Peterson wrote:
GR is easy to understand.

For a certain value of "understand". Tensor calculus isn't easy.

John Savard
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 6th 18, 03:10 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Quadibloc
Proxima Centauri b - may not exist

On Monday, July 30, 2018 at 8:21:48 AM UTC-6, Quadibloc wrote:
Ran across this:

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2015/11/09/alpha-centauri-planet-reconsidered/

I looked at Wikipedia, and found...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy October 4th 18, 12:33 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 357
Views: 848
Posted By Quadibloc
Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 4:43:36 PM UTC-6, Chris L Peterson wrote:
On Wed, 3 Oct 2018 13:42:30 -0700 (PDT), Quadibloc
wrote:
On Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at...
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