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Davis Goodman commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Telescopes 101'
"By the way...you really ought to do the cheesy "don't forget to check out my website/twitter/facebook" a little more. You really deserve more readers and subscribers."
Feb 17
Davis Goodman commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Telescopes 101'
"Was going to help friend buy a starter scope. Very timely info and good article as always."
Feb 17
Brad Snowder commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Telescopes 101'
"Used scopes are usually a good deal. There is a astro classified service: http://www.astromart.com/"
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Ed commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Telescopes 101'
"Can you get a good bargain or is it easy to get screwed buying a used scope, like off Craigslist? What to look for? "
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Reg The Fronkey Farmer commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Stonehenge'
"I remember Stonehenge for different reasons. It was not the “peaceful hippies” that caused the riot but a mob of about 100 punks on speed. We were just there to celebrate the summer solstice. We were “on a different plane”…"
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"And before Stonehenge and Woodhenge there was Strawhenge, but a big bad wolf came along and he huffed and he puffed..."
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Stonehenge

"There is something in Stonehenge almost reassuring; and if you are disposed to feel that life is rather a superficial matter, and that we soon get to the bottom of things, the immemorial gray pillars may serve to remind you of the enormous background of time." ~ Henry James 1875 CEI love Stonehenge. When I visited the site it seemed to have a weird emotional effect on me, like some lost civilization had found a…See More
Feb 7
_Robert_ commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Planets'
"Probably so. Estimates are the equivalent of 300 Giga Tons of TNT. I bet the angle and force vector makes a huge difference."
Feb 2
Haugurma commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Planets'
"Yea, Jupiter is Huge..... Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 striking Jupiter. It would have destroyed the earth. No it merely would have destroyed humanity as earth has been hit before and has survive quite intact =_="
Feb 2
Ed commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Planets'
"The show 'Cosmic Pinball' on the Science Channel was very interesting regarding the play and influence of Jupiter in the development of our own solar system. Fascinating stuff...."
Jan 31
John Jennings commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Planets'
"Brad, this is an outstanding post.  Much more awe inspiring than a burning bush or changing water into wine.  It was a history of astronomy book that convinced me that the worlds religions are ALLl an over simplification of the facts…"
Jan 27
Brad Snowder commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Planets'
"Ed, I think the sphere thing is to put a minimum size on it. The object has to be big enough to sphere-ize itself. The official definition seems a bit clumsy at this point but it was made by a big committee, you know how that goes. Besides, naming…"
Jan 27
Davis Goodman commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Planets'
"Awesome image of the parent sun dealing with out of control planetoid children."
Jan 26
Ed commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Planets'
"Brad, Are there instances of planetary discoveries where the object is nowhere near what could be considered a sphere? I always thought the effect of gravity on evolving celestial bodies resulted in the common shape of most planets."
Jan 26
_Robert_ commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Planets'
"Thanks, Srega...Yeah Brad's posts are works-of-art in their own right."
Jan 25

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Astronomy Instructor and Planetarium Manager at Western Washington University.
http://skywiseunlimited.com
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Telescopes 101

Posted on February 14, 2015 at 2:07am 5 Comments

It had the same effect on Galileo. Have you ever discovered a telescope eyepiece in the pocket of your pajamas? Have you ever measured your roof for a dome? Do you know how to pronounce Cassiopeia? If so, you may have wondered, "is there hope for…

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Stonehenge

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 5:09pm 2 Comments

"There is something in Stonehenge almost reassuring; and if you are disposed to feel that life is rather a superficial matter, and that we soon get to the bottom of things, the immemorial gray pillars may serve to remind you of the enormous background of time." ~ Henry James 1875 CE…

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Planets

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 2:58pm 10 Comments

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The old school definition of the planets was "Any of these seven celestial bodies, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, that shineth and wandereth about the starry heavens" or something like that. The specific language has been…

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The Meaning of Death

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 3:40pm 10 Comments

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And who shall separate the dust

Which later we shall be?

Whose keen discerning eye will scan

And solve the mystery?

The high, the low, the rich, the poor,

The black, the white, the…

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At 12:28pm on January 27, 2012, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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