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Re: WTH?

Robert Schonk
 

Didn't NASA discover a Sun orbiting asteroid, only later to determine it was an upper stage from one of the Saturn V boosters?


To: backbayastro@...
From: pathfinder027@...
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 09:38:24 -0800
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] WTH?



Hooray for Mars Rover Opportunity!  That little thing keeps going, and going, and going....
 
Not bad for a 90-day mission (that has now stretched to almost 8 YEARS!  (In a few weeks, mid-January 2012, it will be a full eight years.)  That's how long the Galileo spacecraft orbited Jupiter after having its mission extended several times.
 
George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Secretary, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org

 

From: "LambuLambu@..."
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2011 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] WTH?

 
I noticed in the comments at the end of the article that no one was really taking this seriously. (Although, after taking a second look at the enhanced image, a few people commenting were right; it did bear strange resemblance to Kirk's U.S.S. Enterprise.)

And now, to counteract this with some real discovery:

>-----Original Message-----
>From: NASA Science News
>To: NASA Science News
>Sent: Thu, Dec 8, 2011 8:27 am
>Subject: "Slam Dunk" Sign of Past Water on Mars

>NASA Science News for Dec. 8, 2011
>As NASA's newest Mars rover Curiosity heads for the Red Planet, veteran rover Opportunity continues to make
>discoveries. Opportunity's latest find, an apparent vein of the mineral gypsum, is a "slam dunk" sign of past water
>on Mars, say researchers.
>FULL STORY at http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/08dec_slamdunk/

Dino.

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles JAGOW
To: backbayastro
Sent: Thu, Dec 8, 2011 4:28 am
Subject: [backbayastro] WTH?


What the heck?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mysterious-planet-sized-object-spotted-near-mercury-154443870.html

v/r
Chuck Jagow
Rott’n Paws Observatory
36:46:23N / 76:13:31W





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Re: WTH?

George Reynolds
 

Hooray for Mars Rover Opportunity!  That little thing keeps going, and going, and going....
 
Not bad for a 90-day mission (that has now stretched to almost 8 YEARS!  (In a few weeks, mid-January 2012, it will be a full eight years.)  That's how long the Galileo spacecraft orbited Jupiter after having its mission extended several times.
 
George
 

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Secretary, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org

 

From: "LambuLambu@..."
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2011 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] WTH?

 
I noticed in the comments at the end of the article that no one was really taking this seriously. (Although, after taking a second look at the enhanced image, a few people commenting were right; it did bear strange resemblance to Kirk's U.S.S. Enterprise.)

And now, to counteract this with some real discovery:

>-----Original Message-----
>From: NASA Science News
>To: NASA Science News
>Sent: Thu, Dec 8, 2011 8:27 am
>Subject: "Slam Dunk" Sign of Past Water on Mars

>NASA Science News for Dec. 8, 2011
>As NASA's newest Mars rover Curiosity heads for the Red Planet, veteran rover Opportunity continues to make
>discoveries. Opportunity's latest find, an apparent vein of the mineral gypsum, is a "slam dunk" sign of past water
>on Mars, say researchers.
>FULL STORY at http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/08dec_slamdunk/

Dino.

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles JAGOW
To: backbayastro <backbayastro@...>
Sent: Thu, Dec 8, 2011 4:28 am
Subject: [backbayastro] WTH?


What the heck?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mysterious-planet-sized-object-spotted-near-mercury-154443870.html

v/r
Chuck Jagow
Rott’n Paws Observatory
36:46:23N / 76:13:31W





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Backyard Thursday night

Stuart Beaber <wd4sel@...>
 

   Camera back...it works...I can't seem to induce any loss of power anymore by movement of the cables. Moon Lite got here today also...on the 66mm it's massive. I got the same "burnt orange" color to match the 66mm. My favorite color from the 50's.
 
   Hazed out after seeing that all worked ok...win some, lose some!
 
Regards,
Stu
 


Re: WTH?

bob414
 

Doesn’t anybody know what time of year it is, that got to be Santa Claus’s Sled.

 

Bob

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Mark Ost
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 6:25 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] WTH?

 

 

could have been the Virgin Mary

--- On Thu, 12/8/11, kevin.weiner@... <kevin.weiner@...> wrote:


From: kevin.weiner@... <kevin.weiner@...>
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] WTH?
To: backbayastro@...
Cc: "RapidEye" <RapidEye.US@...>
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 11:17 AM

 

ROTFLMAO!

Why do people so quickly gravitate to the absurd?

The so-called giant cloaked spaceship also must have no mass.

Thanks, I needed a good laugh too!

---- RapidEye <RapidEye.US@...> wrote:
> Hah!
> Thanks Chuck, I needed a laugh.
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Re: FW: New Product For LX200

Dale Carey
 


no, they just live in Arizona - they don't know what a dew heater is ^%$#@
Dale 
 
 
 
From: Mark Ost

Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] FW: New Product For LX200

This was definitely developed by an astro photographer. I'm surprised he has eyepieces!

--- On Thu, 12/8/11, Dale Carey <vbstargazer@...> wrote:

From: Dale Carey <vbstargazer@...>
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] FW: New Product For LX200
To: backbayastro@...
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:27 PM

 



wait, I have a money maker, a Dew Sheet
Dale 
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Ost
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] FW: New Product For LX200

GREAT now all my eyepieces can simultaneously fog at once!

--- On Thu, 12/8/11, Ted Forte <twforte@...> wrote:

From: Ted Forte <twforte@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] FW: New Product For LX200
To: backbayastro@...
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 3:51 PM

 

 

 

From: Jim Shannon [mailto:jlshan2@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 2:20 PM
To: Jim Shannon
Subject: New Product For LX200

 


Re: FW: New Product For LX200

jimcoble2000
 

This was definitely developed by an astro photographer. I'm surprised he has eyepieces!


--- On Thu, 12/8/11, Dale Carey wrote:

From: Dale Carey
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] FW: New Product For LX200
To: backbayastro@...
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:27 PM

 



wait, I have a money maker, a Dew Sheet
Dale 
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Ost
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] FW: New Product For LX200

GREAT now all my eyepieces can simultaneously fog at once!

--- On Thu, 12/8/11, Ted Forte <twforte@...> wrote:

From: Ted Forte <twforte@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] FW: New Product For LX200
To: backbayastro@...
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 3:51 PM

 

 

 

From: Jim Shannon [mailto:jlshan2@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 2:20 PM
To: Jim Shannon
Subject: New Product For LX200

 


Re: FW: New Product For LX200

Dale Carey
 


wait, I have a money maker, a Dew Sheet
Dale 
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Ost
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] FW: New Product For LX200

GREAT now all my eyepieces can simultaneously fog at once!

--- On Thu, 12/8/11, Ted Forte <twforte@...> wrote:

From: Ted Forte <twforte@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] FW: New Product For LX200
To: backbayastro@...
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 3:51 PM

 

 

 

From: Jim Shannon [mailto:jlshan2@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 2:20 PM
To: Jim Shannon
Subject: New Product For LX200

 


Re: WTH?

jimcoble2000
 

could have been the Virgin Mary


--- On Thu, 12/8/11, kevin.weiner@... wrote:

From: kevin.weiner@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] WTH?
To: backbayastro@...
Cc: "RapidEye"
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 11:17 AM

 

ROTFLMAO!

Why do people so quickly gravitate to the absurd?

The so-called giant cloaked spaceship also must have no mass.

Thanks, I needed a good laugh too!

---- RapidEye <RapidEye.US@...> wrote:
> Hah!
> Thanks Chuck, I needed a laugh.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Charles JAGOW <chuck@...> wrote:
> >
> > What the heck?
> >
> > http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mysterious-planet-sized-object-spotted-near-mercury-154443870.html
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> > Chuck Jagow
> > Rott’n Paws Observatory
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Re: FW: New Product For LX200

jimcoble2000
 

GREAT now all my eyepieces can simultaneously fog at once!


--- On Thu, 12/8/11, Ted Forte wrote:

From: Ted Forte
Subject: [backbayastro] FW: New Product For LX200
To: backbayastro@...
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 3:51 PM

 

 

 

From: Jim Shannon [mailto:jlshan2@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 2:20 PM
To: Jim Shannon
Subject: New Product For LX200

 


Re: WTH?

jimcoble2000
 

when you hear hoof beats don't think Zebras


--- On Thu, 12/8/11, kevin.weiner@... wrote:

From: kevin.weiner@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] WTH?
To: backbayastro@...
Cc: "RapidEye"
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 11:17 AM

 

ROTFLMAO!

Why do people so quickly gravitate to the absurd?

The so-called giant cloaked spaceship also must have no mass.

Thanks, I needed a good laugh too!

---- RapidEye <RapidEye.US@...> wrote:
> Hah!
> Thanks Chuck, I needed a laugh.
>
> >
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Charles JAGOW <chuck@...> wrote:
> >
> > What the heck?
> >
> > http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mysterious-planet-sized-object-spotted-near-mercury-154443870.html
> >
> > v/r
> > Chuck Jagow
> > Rott’n Paws Observatory
> > 36:46:23N / 76:13:31W
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FW: New Product For LX200

Ted Forte <twforte@...>
 

 

 

From: Jim Shannon [mailto:jlshan2@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 2:20 PM
To: Jim Shannon
Subject: New Product For LX200

 


Re: WTH?

galacticprobe
 

I noticed in the comments at the end of the article that no one was really taking this seriously. (Although, after taking a second look at the enhanced image, a few people commenting were right; it did bear strange resemblance to Kirk's U.S.S. Enterprise.)

And now, to counteract this with some real discovery:

>-----Original Message-----
>From: NASA Science News
>To: NASA Science News <snglist@...>
>Sent: Thu, Dec 8, 2011 8:27 am
>Subject: "Slam Dunk" Sign of Past Water on Mars

>NASA Science News for Dec. 8, 2011
>As NASA's newest Mars rover Curiosity heads for the Red Planet, veteran rover Opportunity continues to make
>discoveries. Opportunity's latest find, an apparent vein of the mineral gypsum, is a "slam dunk" sign of past water
>on Mars, say researchers.

Dino.

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles JAGOW
To: backbayastro
Sent: Thu, Dec 8, 2011 4:28 am
Subject: [backbayastro] WTH?


What the heck?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mysterious-planet-sized-object-spotted-near-mercury-154443870.html

v/r
Chuck Jagow
Rott’n Paws Observatory
36:46:23N / 76:13:31W





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Re: Mount Trashmore

George Reynolds
 

No problem, Dino.  Chuck Dibbs forwarded to us an apology from VB Parks and Rec, and they say they are looking into the incident.  Case closed.  I don't consider your messages to be personal attacks, (perhaps with the exception of the use of the word "thug").   
 

George Reynolds
new owner/moderator of Backbayastro  group

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org

 

From: "LambuLambu@..."
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:58 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Mount Trashmore

 
I was about to let this one (as well as the last) go, however I would like to point out that one name (first and last) of one of the "thugs" has already been mentioned here. Since it was also suggested that this incident by taken to a higher VB Parks & Rec authority, with that name, I only sought to help ID the unknown second "thug" since my wife thought his description sounded so familiar. This has nothing to do with any "personal attack". Statements of fact: nothing more intended.

Forgive me for trying to provide possible amplifying information. And for the record, I've already read enough of the misery that occurred at Trashmore and will be directing further e-mails with "Mount Trashmore" (in all its variations) in the Subject line to the Deleted Items folder.

I suggest we drop this topic and move on to what really matters: discussing Astronomy.

Dino.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark To: backbayastro
Sent: Tue, Dec 6, 2011 9:54 am
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Mount Trashmore

 
Let's leave names out. Suffice to say that it was someone working and speaking on behalf of VBP&R.

/\\ark G.

--- In backbayastro@..., LambuLambu@... wrote:
>
> More on the blond pony tail thug. My wife checked around and everyone at the Library had such a dislike for this "hemorrhoidal infrastructure" that only one or two people can just remember his first name: Michael. Once he left they removed anything that had his name on it, including old schedules and rosters that were kept in the break room for reference. No one wanted anything to do with him and have done their best to forget him altogether.
>
>
> So, unless someone heard this pony tailed thug being called by name - first name - and remembers whether or not it was Michael, I'm afraid I can't be of any further help on this one.
>
>
> Dino.
>




Re: Fw: Landstown High School Astronomy Club

George Reynolds
 

I can put in on my calendar, as I have in the past.  Bill McLean, are you available like last year?
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Secretary, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org

 

From: Dale Carey
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 1:48 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] Fw: Landstown High School Astronomy Club

 
I'm forwarding this because I will not be available on Wed. - can someone take this?
Dale 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 12:19 PM
Subject: Landstown High School Astronomy Club

Hi Dale,
 
     Sorry for this late request – holidays have had my mind on many other things lately…..
 
     Do you or another BBAA member have next Wednesday (12-14-2011) available to speak to my Astronomy Club for about 25-30 minutes about the BBAA and amateur astronomy (just as done before)?  The time would be approximately 2:15-2:45 or so?
 
Thanks much!
 
Ron Shaneyfelt
Astronomy Instructor
Landstown High School
2001 Concert Drive
Virginia Beach, VA  23456
 



Re: WTH?

Kevin Weiner
 

ROTFLMAO!

Why do people so quickly gravitate to the absurd?

The so-called giant cloaked spaceship also must have no mass.

Thanks, I needed a good laugh too!



---- RapidEye <RapidEye.US@Gmail.com> wrote:

Hah!
Thanks Chuck, I needed a laugh.

<RE>

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Charles JAGOW <chuck@jagowds.com> wrote:

What the heck?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mysterious-planet-sized-object-spotted-near-mercury-154443870.html

v/r
Chuck Jagow
Rott’n Paws Observatory
36:46:23N / 76:13:31W





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Re: WTH?

RapidEye
 

Hah!
Thanks Chuck, I needed a laugh.

<RE>

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Charles JAGOW <chuck@jagowds.com> wrote:

What the heck?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mysterious-planet-sized-object-spotted-near-mercury-154443870.html

v/r
Chuck Jagow
Rott’n Paws Observatory
36:46:23N / 76:13:31W





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WTH?

charles jagow
 

What the heck?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mysterious-planet-sized-object-spotted-near-mercury-154443870.html

v/r
Chuck Jagow
Rott�n Paws Observatory
36:46:23N / 76:13:31W


Re: Astronomy FM

RapidEye
 

One show A-FM streams is called "Talking Space".
That show also runs as a stand alone podcast at: http://www.talkingspaceonline.com/

Its lead by a younger guy who is in college and has a supporting cast of KSC employees, aerospace consultants, and other space nuts.
It primarily focuses on space flight and space science programs and if those two topics are of interest to you, you'll probably like this show.

I've been listening for a couple of years and think its a pretty solid team.



On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 6:13 PM, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:
 

FYI -- AFM is an Internet radio station produced by amateur and professional astronomers, devoted to astronomy and science, and streaming 24/7.  Includes some original programming, and also science, space and astronomy-related podcasts.  Some of it is good, some, as usual, is crap (personal opinion -- YMMV), but it's the only radio source I know about that consistently features amateur astronomy.  Almost all talk, so very little music.  Available for smart phones and iPods with radio apps, etc.  Also, more info and streaming for computers on the web page:
 
 
Roy



Re: Astronomy FM

Dale Carey
 


I added it to my favs
Dale Carey
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Ost
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Astronomy FM

 

Thanks Roy

--- On Wed, 12/7/11, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:

From: Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] Astronomy FM
To: backbayastro@...
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 6:13 PM

 

FYI -- AFM is an Internet radio station produced by amateur and professional astronomers, devoted to astronomy and science, and streaming 24/7.  Includes some original programming, and also science, space and astronomy-related podcasts.  Some of it is good, some, as usual, is crap (personal opinion -- YMMV), but it's the only radio source I know about that consistently features amateur astronomy.  Almost all talk, so very little music.  Available for smart phones and iPods with radio apps, etc.  Also, more info and streaming for computers on the web page:
 
 
Roy


Re: Astronomy FM

jimcoble2000
 

Thanks Roy


--- On Wed, 12/7/11, Roy Diffrient wrote:

From: Roy Diffrient
Subject: [backbayastro] Astronomy FM
To: backbayastro@...
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 6:13 PM

 

FYI -- AFM is an Internet radio station produced by amateur and professional astronomers, devoted to astronomy and science, and streaming 24/7.  Includes some original programming, and also science, space and astronomy-related podcasts.  Some of it is good, some, as usual, is crap (personal opinion -- YMMV), but it's the only radio source I know about that consistently features amateur astronomy.  Almost all talk, so very little music.  Available for smart phones and iPods with radio apps, etc.  Also, more info and streaming for computers on the web page:
 
 
Roy

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