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Re: Ocracoke Island

jimcoble2000
 

do they hang descendants of the accused?


From: wd4sel
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 10:40 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island

 
Hope there aren't any outstanding warrants for William Howard...or decendents of...

Have fun,
Stu

--- In backbayastro@..., "nranderson_deepskyobserver" wrote:
>
> *Arrrr...it be in me blood!
>
> -Nick Anderson
>
> --- In backbayastro@..., "nranderson_deepskyobserver" wrote:
> >
> > It's in my blood. (see the original post)
> >
> > -Nick Anderson
> >
> > --- In backbayastro@..., "Jim Tallman" wrote:
> > >
> > > Why will there be a pirate observing with you Nick?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On
> > > Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
> > > Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:24 AM
> > > To: backbayastro@...
> > > Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Noted: bring bug spray and reapply frequently. But do bugs really want
> > > pirate's blood though?
> > >
> > > -Nick Anderson
> > >
> > > --- In backbayastro@...
> > > , Mark Ost wrote:
> > > >
> > > > you may be doing some serious bug feeding.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ________________________________
> > > > From: nranderson_deepskyobserver
> > > > To: backbayastro@... > > > > Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
> > > > Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Â
> > > > As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts,
> > > I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in
> > > the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm
> > > planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will
> > > cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone
> > > (Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in
> > > Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a
> > > specific place to observe on the island?
> > > >
> > > > This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting
> > > because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a
> > > favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the
> > > location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite
> > > probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates,
> > > William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but
> > > I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.
> > > >
> > > > -Nick Anderson
> > > >
> > >
> >
>




Re: Ocracoke Island

wd4sel <wd4sel@...>
 

Hope there aren't any outstanding warrants for William Howard...or decendents of...

Have fun,
Stu

--- In backbayastro@..., "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

*Arrrr...it be in me blood!

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@> wrote:

It's in my blood. (see the original post)

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., "Jim Tallman" <jctallman@> wrote:

Why will there be a pirate observing with you Nick?



From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On
Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:24 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island





Noted: bring bug spray and reapply frequently. But do bugs really want
pirate's blood though?

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
, Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@> wrote:

you may be doing some serious bug feeding.



________________________________
From: nranderson_deepskyobserver <nranderson.deepskyobserver@>
To: backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island


Â
As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts,
I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in
the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm
planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will
cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone
(Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in
Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a
specific place to observe on the island?

This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting
because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a
favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the
location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite
probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates,
William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but
I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.

-Nick Anderson


Re: Ocracoke Island

bob414
 

Maybe the skeeters will suck it out!

Bob B

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 8:08 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island

 

 

*Arrrr...it be in me blood!

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:
>
> It's in my blood. (see the original post)
>
> -Nick Anderson
>
> --- In backbayastro@..., "Jim Tallman" wrote:
> >
> > Why will there be a pirate observing with you Nick?
> >
> >
> >
> > From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On
> > Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:24 AM
> > To: backbayastro@...
> > Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Noted: bring bug spray and reapply frequently. But do bugs really want
> > pirate's blood though?
> >
> > -Nick Anderson
> >
> > --- In backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
> > , Mark Ost wrote:
> > >
> > > you may be doing some serious bug feeding.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ________________________________
> > > From: nranderson_deepskyobserver
> > > To: backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
> > > Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
> > > Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island
> > >
> > >
> > > Â
> > > As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts,
> > I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in
> > the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm
> > planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will
> > cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone
> > (Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in
> > Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a
> > specific place to observe on the island?
> > >
> > > This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting
> > because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a
> > favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the
> > location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite
> > probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates,
> > William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but
> > I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.
> > >
> > > -Nick Anderson
> > >
> >
>


Re: Ocracoke Island

Nick Anderson
 

*Arrrr...it be in me blood!

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

It's in my blood. (see the original post)

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., "Jim Tallman" <jctallman@> wrote:

Why will there be a pirate observing with you Nick?



From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On
Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:24 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island





Noted: bring bug spray and reapply frequently. But do bugs really want
pirate's blood though?

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
, Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@> wrote:

you may be doing some serious bug feeding.



________________________________
From: nranderson_deepskyobserver <nranderson.deepskyobserver@>
To: backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island


Â
As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts,
I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in
the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm
planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will
cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone
(Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in
Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a
specific place to observe on the island?

This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting
because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a
favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the
location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite
probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates,
William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but
I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.

-Nick Anderson


Re: Ocracoke Island

Nick Anderson
 

It's in my blood. (see the original post)

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., "Jim Tallman" <jctallman@...> wrote:

Why will there be a pirate observing with you Nick?



From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On
Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:24 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island





Noted: bring bug spray and reapply frequently. But do bugs really want
pirate's blood though?

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
, Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@> wrote:

you may be doing some serious bug feeding.



________________________________
From: nranderson_deepskyobserver <nranderson.deepskyobserver@>
To: backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island


Â
As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts,
I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in
the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm
planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will
cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone
(Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in
Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a
specific place to observe on the island?

This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting
because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a
favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the
location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite
probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates,
William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but
I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.

-Nick Anderson


Re: Ocracoke Island

Jim Tallman
 

Why will there be a pirate observing with you Nick?

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:24 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island

 

 

Noted: bring bug spray and reapply frequently. But do bugs really want pirate's blood though?

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:
>
> you may be doing some serious bug feeding.
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: nranderson_deepskyobserver <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...>
> To: backbayastro@...
> Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
> Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island
>
>
>  
> As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts, I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone (Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a specific place to observe on the island?
>
> This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates, William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.
>
> -Nick Anderson
>


Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)

jimcoble2000
 

That's the truth Bob. There are far far worse rat holes to throw it down!


From: bob414
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:27 AM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)

 
I covered my family of 3 with my taxes.  If I could direct where my taxes went, I would of given more.
 
Bob B
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of kevin.weiner@...
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 4:29 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Cc: bob414
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)
 
 
Minor correction:

I like your math, and I wish it was true...

There were about 102,198,697 tax payers when this was funded. So the math is closer to $24.46 per tax payer. Even if you use today’s numbers, there are about 114,099,300 tax payers putting the amount at about $21.91 per tax payer. If you factor in the value of a dollar today as compared to when this was funded, and the interest on the loans by the time this is paid in full... in other words, get out your check book.

---- bob414 <bob414@...> wrote:
> Do the math 2.2-2.5 billion cost/300 million people in USA. About $7 or $8 and some change. But I already paid my taxes, so I am covered.
>
>
>
> Bob B
>
>
>
> From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Mark Ost
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 2:48 PM
> To: backbayastro@...
> Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)
>
>
>
> if it crashed how much would you have owed??
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: Ted Forte <tedforte511@...>
> To: backbayastro@...
> Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 2:04 PM
> Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)
>
>
>
>
>
> Yes indeed! Quite an accomplishment, especially given the complexity of this mission. I watched the live stream on NASA TV (it was at a much more reasonable hour out here). Quite exciting to feel a part of it all.
>
>
>
> Ted
>
>
>
> From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
> Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2012 10:40 PM
> To: backbayastro@...
> Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)
>
>
>
>
>
> Congratulations to Curiosity!!!
>
> -Nick Anderson
>
> --- In backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com> , George Reynolds <pathfinder027@...> wrote:
> >
> > If you live in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area of southeastern Virginia and want to watch the Mars Science Laboratory and its "Curiosity" Rover land on Mars, you can go to the Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC) in Hampton and watch it live with some of your astro-buddies. "Bird" Taylor told us at the BBAA meeting this past Thursday that VASC will be open Sunday night from 11pm until after the scheduled landing at 1:30 am, and will show NASA-TV to follow the EDL (Entry, Descent, and Landing). Take your telescope and get in free at 10pm, and set up on the 3rd floor porch for public viewing (if anyone wants to tear themselves away from NASA-TV).
> >
> >
> > George Reynolds
> >
> > "Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
> > Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA)
> > http://www.backbayastro.org
> >
>
>
>



Re: Ocracoke Island

jimcoble2000
 

Well at least at Cedar Island (known as skeeter island to the locals) there is seriously not enough bug spray on the planet to survive. You would choke inhaling them. Hope your island is better.


From: nranderson_deepskyobserver
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 7:24 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island

 
Noted: bring bug spray and reapply frequently. But do bugs really want pirate's blood though?

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Mark Ost >
> you may be doing some serious bug feeding.
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: nranderson_deepskyobserver
> To: backbayastro@...
> Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
> Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island
>
>
>  
> As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts, I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone (Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a specific place to observe on the island?
>
> This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates, William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.
>
> -Nick Anderson
>




Re: Ocracoke Island

jimcoble2000
 

I have seen Cedar Island, south of Ocracoke, and it is very dark but the bugs make it impossible in the summer. I would only go there in the dead of winter. Ocracoke may be a bit further from the mainland marshes but usually the outer banks are noted for a lot of bugs. Wooded areas are absolutely impossible during the daylight as biting flies are fearsome. The Oceanfront a bit better though for flies. Nice island though. One of the last islands unscrewed up by development unless you count the real southern islands which are pretty much uninhabited. 

Barrier Islands were my specialty in school and I enjoyed going out there. I have not been to Nags Head or Hatteras in a long time as it is too discouraging seeing how North Carolina is mismanaging the banks so badly. Since the state...er developers... decided they did not like sea level rise, (scares off suckers looking for land), they just outlawed sea level rise in North Carolina. A new and novel solution from the midgets in government.


From: nranderson_deepskyobserver
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island

 
As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts, I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone (Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a specific place to observe on the island?

This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates, William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.

-Nick Anderson




Re: Ocracoke Island

Nick Anderson
 

Noted: bring bug spray and reapply frequently. But do bugs really want pirate's blood though?

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:

you may be doing some serious bug feeding.



________________________________
From: nranderson_deepskyobserver <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island


 
As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts, I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone (Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a specific place to observe on the island?

This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates, William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.

-Nick Anderson


Re: Ocracoke Island

jimcoble2000
 

you may be doing some serious bug feeding.


From: nranderson_deepskyobserver
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island

 
As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts, I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone (Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a specific place to observe on the island?

This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates, William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.

-Nick Anderson




Ocracoke Island

Nick Anderson
 

As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts, I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone (Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a specific place to observe on the island?

This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates, William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.

-Nick Anderson


Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)

bob414
 

I covered my family of 3 with my taxes.  If I could direct where my taxes went, I would of given more.

 

Bob B

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of kevin.weiner@...
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 4:29 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Cc: bob414
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)

 

 

Minor correction:

I like your math, and I wish it was true...

There were about 102,198,697 tax payers when this was funded. So the math is closer to $24.46 per tax payer. Even if you use today’s numbers, there are about 114,099,300 tax payers putting the amount at about $21.91 per tax payer. If you factor in the value of a dollar today as compared to when this was funded, and the interest on the loans by the time this is paid in full... in other words, get out your check book.

---- bob414 <bob414@...> wrote:
> Do the math 2.2-2.5 billion cost/300 million people in USA. About $7 or $8 and some change. But I already paid my taxes, so I am covered.
>
>
>
> Bob B
>
>
>
> From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Mark Ost
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 2:48 PM
> To: backbayastro@...
> Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)
>
>
>
> if it crashed how much would you have owed??
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: Ted Forte <tedforte511@...>
> To: backbayastro@...
> Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 2:04 PM
> Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)
>
>
>
>
>
> Yes indeed! Quite an accomplishment, especially given the complexity of this mission. I watched the live stream on NASA TV (it was at a much more reasonable hour out here). Quite exciting to feel a part of it all.
>
>
>
> Ted
>
>
>
> From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
> Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2012 10:40 PM
> To: backbayastro@...
> Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)
>
>
>
>
>
> Congratulations to Curiosity!!!
>
> -Nick Anderson
>
> --- In backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com> , George Reynolds <pathfinder027@...> wrote:
> >
> > If you live in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area of southeastern Virginia and want to watch the Mars Science Laboratory and its "Curiosity" Rover land on Mars, you can go to the Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC) in Hampton and watch it live with some of your astro-buddies. "Bird" Taylor told us at the BBAA meeting this past Thursday that VASC will be open Sunday night from 11pm until after the scheduled landing at 1:30 am, and will show NASA-TV to follow the EDL (Entry, Descent, and Landing). Take your telescope and get in free at 10pm, and set up on the 3rd floor porch for public viewing (if anyone wants to tear themselves away from NASA-TV).
> >
> >
> > George Reynolds
> >
> > "Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
> > Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA)
> > http://www.backbayastro.org
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>


Re: MSL Landing on Mars last night (or early this morning, 8/6/2012, depending on your location)

George Reynolds
 

If IIRC, it would be more correct to say that they adjusted the orbits of MRO and Odyssey over the past several weeks to achieve that correspondence.  Is that not correct?

Yeah, I should have read the whole article Phil Plaitt wrote for Discover Magazine dot com.  http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/08/06/mars-orbiter-catches-pic-of-curiosity-on-its-way-down/

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 


From: Ted Forte
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 6:02 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] MSL Landing on Mars last night (or early this morning, 8/6/2012, depending on your location)

 
They timed the MSL landing to correspond with the south-to-north pass of MRO, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the north-to-south pass of the Mars Odyssey orbiter, so we had LIVE coverage of the whole event
 
If IIRC, it would be more correct to say that they adjusted the orbits of MRO and Odyssey over the past several weeks to achieve that correspondence.  Is that not correct?
 
Ted
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of George Reynolds
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 2:26 PM
To: group backbayastro; Chisrtrian Astronomers Group; Astonomy_Online Group
Cc: Kay Ferrari; Linda Morabito
Subject: [backbayastro] MSL Landing on Mars last night (or early this morning, 8/6/2012, depending on your location)
 
 
I was wrong!  Lawrence "Bird" Taylor corrected my erroneous assumption last night about the scheduled landing time.  The actual landing on Mars was to be at 0117 EDT (plus or minus 1 minute), but NASA added the 14-minute delay into the schedule, so 0131 was when we were to get the actual signal.  It was a masterful stroke of genius on the part of the rocket scientists at NASA.  They timed the MSL landing to correspond with the south-to-north pass of MRO, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the north-to-south pass of the Mars Odyssey orbiter, so we had LIVE coverage of the whole event, with little or no "dead" time for nail-biting.  Odyssey even snapped a picture of MSL attached to its supersonic parachute.  You can see it on the NASA Web site.  http://www.nasa.gov/
and  http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/news/msl20120805c.html
 
 And a big thanks goes to DSN, the Deep Space Network, whose big communications dishes at Canberra, Australia (especially) enabled us to get the signals quickly.  
 
 

George Reynolds

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

 



NASA-TV last night (this morning)

George Reynolds
 

I forgot to mention -- Bird watched the NASA feed on his iPad, hooked up to stereo speakers . . . complete with a subwoofer!

After the large crowd watched the big show on the big IMAX screen, our little group on the third floor watched the first part of the press conference on Bird's pumped-up iPad.  The speakers were powered by a 100-foot (or more) extension cord that reached all the way down to the second floor, the nearest power outlet.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 


Re: MSL Landing on Mars last night (or early this morning, 8/6/2012, depending on your location)

Ted Forte
 

They timed the MSL landing to correspond with the south-to-north pass of MRO, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the north-to-south pass of the Mars Odyssey orbiter, so we had LIVE coverage of the whole event

 

If IIRC, it would be more correct to say that they adjusted the orbits of MRO and Odyssey over the past several weeks to achieve that correspondence.  Is that not correct?

 

Ted

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of George Reynolds
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 2:26 PM
To: group backbayastro; Chisrtrian Astronomers Group; Astonomy_Online Group
Cc: Kay Ferrari; Linda Morabito
Subject: [backbayastro] MSL Landing on Mars last night (or early this morning, 8/6/2012, depending on your location)

 

 

I was wrong!  Lawrence "Bird" Taylor corrected my erroneous assumption last night about the scheduled landing time.  The actual landing on Mars was to be at 0117 EDT (plus or minus 1 minute), but NASA added the 14-minute delay into the schedule, so 0131 was when we were to get the actual signal.  It was a masterful stroke of genius on the part of the rocket scientists at NASA.  They timed the MSL landing to correspond with the south-to-north pass of MRO, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the north-to-south pass of the Mars Odyssey orbiter, so we had LIVE coverage of the whole event, with little or no "dead" time for nail-biting.  Odyssey even snapped a picture of MSL attached to its supersonic parachute.  You can see it on the NASA Web site.  http://www.nasa.gov/

 

 And a big thanks goes to DSN, the Deep Space Network, whose big communications dishes at Canberra, Australia (especially) enabled us to get the signals quickly.  

 

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 


Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)

Kevin Weiner
 

Wow! I am amazed and jealous. I need a job that fully funds, but does not interfere with my hobbies.

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of George Reynolds
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 5:08 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)

 

Oops, maybe I should have read the rest of the posts before jumping in with what the NASA guy said in the press conference that followed the landing.  Thanks for the math, Kevin. 

 

We had a great time at the Virginia Air and Space Center last night.  We set up scopes on the third floor to look at the beautiful waning gibbous moon for a couple dozen visitors who came all the way up there.  Mark Gerlach, Paul Tartabini, Bob Beurlein, Bird Taylor and I were there, along with a Frenchman named Guiam, (a friend of Bird's), and Larry Meyer.  About 0045 (that's 12:45 AM, for you civilians) most of us (except Bird and Bob) went to the IMAX theater and watched the JPL control room on the big screen.  The theatre was packed!  A few latecomers had to sit on the floor.  We all cheered and clapped at each successful stage of the flight:  cruise module separation, actual entry, parachute deployment, retro-rocket firing, "sky crane" deployment, and final touchdown.  Wow! what a feat of engineering!  The guys at NASA, both JPL and Langley, were ecstatic.  Our crowd at VASC was pretty happy, too.

 

After the landing, we went back upstairs to the observation deck and showed the moon to a few more visitors who came up from the theatre.  Larry and Paul showed a couple more objects they could in the light-polluted sky, like the Double Cluster (which had "lost its luster", according to Paul).  Just as we were packing up, Jupiter rose above the hotel building to the east, so a few of us got it in our scopes.  Shrouded in Earth's clouds and thick boiling atmosphere, it was "the worst we had ever seen it".  

 

We stayed up there after everyone had left, waiting for the NASA news conference, which was to start "no earlier than" 11:15 PM PDT, which, of course, was 2:15 AM here on the east coast.  We finally had to shut it down and leave, because the VASC people wanted to go home.

 

Bird was right, he was 100% sure it would land safely.  I like to put it in terms of the Olympics.  Curiosity Rover "stuck" the landing, like a gold medal-winning gymnast.

 

And Mark Ost, no, we did not stay up until 1:30 AM.  It was 3:30 by the time I finally got home from Hampton and crawled into bed.  (And I got up beofre 7 am, and yawned all the way to work this morning.)  What a life!

 

George

 

 

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 

 


From: George Reynolds <pathfinder027@...>
To: "backbayastro@..." <backbayastro@...>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)

 

We would have owed only $7.  Per person.  In the U.S.  ;-)

 

George

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 

 


From: Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...>
To: "backbayastro@..." <backbayastro@...>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)

 

if it crashed how much would you have owed??

 


From: Ted Forte <tedforte511@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 2:04 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)

 

 

Yes indeed!  Quite an accomplishment, especially given the complexity of this mission.  I watched the live stream on NASA TV (it was at a much more reasonable hour out here).  Quite exciting to feel a part of it all. 

 

Ted

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2012 10:40 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)

 

 

Congratulations to Curiosity!!!

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., George Reynolds <pathfinder027@...> wrote:
>
> If you live in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area of southeastern Virginia and want to watch the Mars Science Laboratory and its "Curiosity" Rover land on Mars, you can go to the Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC) in Hampton and watch it live with some of your astro-buddies. "Bird" Taylor told us at the BBAA meeting this past Thursday that VASC will be open Sunday night from 11pm until after the scheduled landing at 1:30 am, and will show NASA-TV to follow the EDL (Entry, Descent, and Landing). Take your telescope and get in free at 10pm, and set up on the 3rd floor porch for public viewing (if anyone wants to tear themselves away from NASA-TV). 
>
>
> George Reynolds
>
> "Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
> Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
> http://www.backbayastro.org
>

 

 


Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday morning)

cme2scrap
 

Zachery stayed up to watch it here because I did not tell him we could
have gone to Hampton to watch it. I am not that crazy! If he know, he
would have definitely wanted to go hang out with everyone.
Cheryl :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...>
To: backbayastro <backbayastro@...>
Sent: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 5:17 pm
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday
morning)

you are out of your #@^# mind grasshopper!



From: George Reynolds <pathfinder027@...>
To: "backbayastro@..."
<backbayastro@...>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early
Monday morning)


Oops, maybe I should have read the rest of the posts before jumping in
with what the NASA guy said in the press conference that followed the
landing.  Thanks for the math, Kevin. 


We had a great time at the Virginia Air and Space Center last night.
 We set up scopes on the third floor to look at the beautiful waning
gibbous moon for a couple dozen visitors who came all the way up there.
 Mark Gerlach, Paul Tartabini, Bob Beurlein, Bird Taylor and I were
there, along with a Frenchman named Guiam, (a friend of Bird's), and
Larry Meyer.  About 0045 (that's 12:45 AM, for you civilians) most of
us (except Bird and Bob) went to the IMAX theater and watched the JPL
control room on the big screen.  The theatre was packed!  A few
latecomers had to sit on the floor.  We all cheered and clapped at each
successful stage of the flight:  cruise module separation, actual
entry, parachute deployment, retro-rocket firing, "sky crane"
deployment, and final touchdown.  Wow! what a feat of engineering!  The
guys at NASA, both JPL and Langley, were ecstatic.  Our crowd at VASC
was pretty happy, too.


After the landing, we went back upstairs to the observation deck and
showed the moon to a few more visitors who came up from the theatre.
 Larry and Paul showed a couple more objects they could in the
light-polluted sky, like the Double Cluster (which had "lost its
luster", according to Paul).  Just as we were packing up, Jupiter rose
above the hotel building to the east, so a few of us got it in our
scopes.  Shrouded in Earth's clouds and thick boiling atmosphere, it
was "the worst we had ever seen it".  <g>


We stayed up there after everyone had left, waiting for the NASA news
conference, which was to start "no earlier than" 11:15 PM PDT, which,
of course, was 2:15 AM here on the east coast.  We finally had to shut
it down and leave, because the VASC people wanted to go home.


Bird was right, he was 100% sure it would land safely.  I like to put
it in terms of the Olympics.  Curiosity Rover "stuck" the landing, like
a gold medal-winning gymnast.


And Mark Ost, no, we did not stay up until 1:30 AM.  It was 3:30 by the
time I finally got home from Hampton and crawled into bed.  (And I got
up beofre 7 am, and yawned all the way to work this morning.)  What a
life!


George




 

George Reynolds

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


 





From: George Reynolds <pathfinder027@...>
To: "backbayastro@..."
<backbayastro@...>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early
Monday morning)


We would have owed only $7.  Per person.  In the U.S.  ;-)


George
 

George Reynolds

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


 





From: Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...>
To: "backbayastro@..."
<backbayastro@...>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early
Monday morning)


if it crashed how much would you have owed??


From: Ted Forte <tedforte511@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 2:04 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early
Monday morning)


  Yes indeed!  Quite an accomplishment, especially
given the complexity of this mission.  I watched the live stream on
NASA TV (it was at a much more reasonable hour out here).  Quite
exciting to feel a part of it all. 
 
Ted
 
From: backbayastro@...
[mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of
nranderson_deepskyobserver
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2012 10:40 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Mars Landing Sunday night (Early Monday
morning)


 
 
Congratulations to Curiosity!!!

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., George Reynolds
<pathfinder027@...> wrote:

If you live in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area of southeastern
Virginia and want to watch the Mars Science Laboratory and its
"Curiosity" Rover land on Mars, you can go to the Virginia Air & Space
Center (VASC) in Hampton and watch it live with some of your
astro-buddies. "Bird" Taylor told us at the BBAA meeting this past
Thursday that VASC will be open Sunday night from 11pm until after the
scheduled landing at 1:30 am, and will show NASA-TV to follow the EDL
(Entry, Descent, and Landing). Take your telescope and get in free at
10pm, and set up on the 3rd floor porch for public viewing (if anyone
wants to tear themselves away from NASA-TV). 


George Reynolds

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


Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter catches a picture of Curiosity

Nick Anderson
 

Very neat indeed! The conspiracy theorists don't have a chance!

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/08/06/mars-orbiter-catches-pic-of-curiosity-on-its-way-down/

-Nick Anderson


MSL Landing on Mars last night (or early this morning, 8/6/2012, depending on your location)

George Reynolds
 

I was wrong!  Lawrence "Bird" Taylor corrected my erroneous assumption last night about the scheduled landing time.  The actual landing on Mars was to be at 0117 EDT (plus or minus 1 minute), but NASA added the 14-minute delay into the schedule, so 0131 was when we were to get the actual signal.  It was a masterful stroke of genius on the part of the rocket scientists at NASA.  They timed the MSL landing to correspond with the south-to-north pass of MRO, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the north-to-south pass of the Mars Odyssey orbiter, so we had LIVE coverage of the whole event, with little or no "dead" time for nail-biting.  Odyssey even snapped a picture of MSL attached to its supersonic parachute.  You can see it on the NASA Web site.  http://www.nasa.gov/

 And a big thanks goes to DSN, the Deep Space Network, whose big communications dishes at Canberra, Australia (especially) enabled us to get the signals quickly.  
 


George Reynolds

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


 

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