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Wishing thinking is not astronomy

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Old August 11th 18, 07:35 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Gerald Kelleher
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The population in England ,at least a sizable section, have come to realize that indulging wishful thinking is disruptive to society however the England/EU situation is providing a necessary correction to social politics that is long overdue although it may take some time to find its feet.

Academic politics is somewhat different as it tries to maintain the fiction that has propped up experimentalists for a number of centuries. Encountering the academics inside the science museums was certainly quaint as they are programmed to project marketing for empirical concerns rather than any real interest or competence in astronomy but I enjoyed the encounter anyway.

I can write assays for engineers to demonstrate what went wrong and more importantly - what they are missing by following a misguided system of reckoning at variance with the 24 hour and Lat/Long systems.

Old August 12th 18, 06:34 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Gerald Kelleher
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The timekeeping tradition within the English museums generally begins with astrolabes and then progresses from clocks to watches with the Longitude Prize being one of the major milestones. This is unfortunate as a more expansive history of timekeeping in tandem with astronomical observations would give productive and creative researchers a better appreciation of so many new avenues of research.

The first breakthrough was the astronomical event where a star skips a first annual appearance after 4 cycles of 365 days/rotations as this forms the basis of all timekeeping reckoning whether the 24 hour & Lat/long systems and separately the RA/Dec system. Throughout timekeeping history, at least since the motions of the Earth entered inspection, the necessary partitioning between the 365/366 day calendar format from the natural 365 1/4 rotations per orbital circuit framework hasn't been dealt with properly as it unblocks areas of research for those who have a genuine interest in cause and effect.

Shifting the apparent daily motion of the stars to the annual motion of the stars from an evening to morning appearance due solely to the orbital motion of the Earth is an observation that should be sought after by the curios mind as that not only sets the Sun up as a central orbital reference for the Earth and the other planets but also proves the Earth orbits the Sun. These observations are devoid from the museums which contain human involvement with timekeeping and the motions of the Earth but these things don't belong in museums, they belong in the journey through creation which each individual takes.


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