Are any of you here astronomy/space buffs?

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  1. Quantum_Penguin

    Quantum_Penguin Be seeing you...

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    Ever since I got a children's space dictionary for my seventh birthday I've been mad about anything to do with astronomy and spaceflight. I'd build Lego models of space probes and go out with my dad and my brother to watch meteor showers and try spotting Jupiter's moons in binoculars. And that's just scratching the surface.

    Because of the recent missions to complete the ISS it has become the second brightest object in the night sky to the point that it is actually visible in the day time: ISS Now Visible in Daytime! | Universe Today
    I'm glad that I'm alive today to see something like this and it gives me hope that we'll eventually colonize the solar system.

    Anybody else here with an interest in the heavens? Do you have any holy grails you'd like to witness in your lifetime like a visible supernova or Haley's Comet's return? Have you ever met an astronomer or an astronaut?

    Cheers and
    "Keep Looking Up!"
    -Jack Horkheimer
     
  2. Vexza

    Vexza Nerdicon

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    Does being a Transformer fan count? :D 

    But whenever we start our astronomy unit in Science class I'm always happier. ^^
     
  3. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I kinda am.
     
  4. Quantum_Penguin

    Quantum_Penguin Be seeing you...

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    I suppose :p . Especially since Cybertron is supposed to be in orbit of Shaula (Lambda Scorpii), a real star.
     
  5. Vexza

    Vexza Nerdicon

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    Really? I didn't know that.
     
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    I love anything to do with astronomy and outer space. Especially planetary geology.
     
  7. Lupis Convoy

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  8. bandron

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    Rock on! I used to watch his segment every time it aired. Man I miss that.
    That is really interesting that you can see the ISS during the day now.
     
  9. Cloud Strife

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    i wanted to be an astronaut when i grew up, then i realized i was about 4 inches too tall.............dang hight requirements
     
  10. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  11. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I bought a pretty cool telescope that I haven't been able to use in about a year, and I'm thinking of taking Astronomy next term for my BS.
     
  12. optimusprime42

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    i'm a space buff
     
  13. Dark_Convoy

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    I'm probably one of the biggest astronomy nerds you'll ever meet. I get a huge stiffy for the space program and can stare at the night sky for hours.
     
  14. Cloud Strife

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    i know the feeling, i don't know about where u live but where i live, there is no light polution at night. when my wife and i moved here, i never knew there were so many visable stars at night. it used to be easy for me to find constelations but out here it gets a bit confusing, lol
     
  15. optimusprime42

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    my teacher in high school had a telescope that you could hook to a car battery.. i saw
    saturn it was awesome
     
  16. ams

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    Have witnessed, in person, 95% of shuttle launches from STS-1 through now. I was enthralled with the shuttle program as a kid and never lost it. The fact that the program has stalled for 20 years is definitely sad to me.

    I'm even more committed to getting to the launches now, as I want my four year old to see as many as possible before the shuttle is retired.
     
  17. Faxon

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    I'm an enthusiast, but it doesn't make me very goodf at it unfortunately.
     
  18. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    i too am an enthusiast. the stars fascinate me.
     

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