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How It Was: You used to be able to see the stars at night

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David Ashton
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David Ashton   1/14/2012 8:48:37 AM
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Interesting stuff...here's a couple of links: http://www.tmt.org/news-center/thirty-meter-telescope-selects-mauna-kea http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/13/china-india-to-jump-forward-with-hawaii-telescope.html There's a Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope to be built either in Australia or in South Africa sometime in the future, I'm hoping Aus as there might be some interesting jobs going.... http://www.skatelescope.org/the-sites/

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ReneCardenas   1/13/2012 11:43:01 PM
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Max, & Jefe, I have been there too, since I was born in El Paso and lived in Houston and Dallas now. So I traveled alot I10 west bound to visit family. Oh what great experieces of the night sights! I was about to make a comment that this observatory is closer to Austin and Houston, than El Paso. I recommend to travel at night by car, if you have time in your hands, and enjoy West Texas and New Mexico clear skies. BTW, the NASA Satellite view of North America at night link, shows the problem spots in the world where light polution is bad. http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=55167

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Max The Magnificent   1/13/2012 2:06:39 PM
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I think it's safe to say that if I played it for you it would bring tears to your eyes :-) Did you read "Down Under" (also published as "In a Sunburned Country") by Bill Bryson? While driving across Australia he made up some interesting verse alternatives of his own...

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Max The Magnificent   1/13/2012 2:00:58 PM
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30 Meters? OMG!!!

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seaEE   1/13/2012 2:30:06 AM
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I saw in the news yesterday that a huge telescope (30 meters) will be built atop Mauna Kea volcano. Pretty incredible.

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David Ashton   1/13/2012 1:15:28 AM
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And I hope you've mastered "Waltzing Matilda" on your ukelele by now??

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Max The Magnificent   1/12/2012 7:35:29 PM
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You're right -- that's the one we visited

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Jefe802.11   1/12/2012 6:05:12 PM
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http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/

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Max The Magnificent   1/12/2012 5:23:25 PM
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Starry Night by Van Gogh would certainly look a little different if he lived in a modern city :-)

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phoenixdave   1/12/2012 5:22:02 PM
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Might explain what inspired many of the great painters, poets, and writers of the past to create such beautiful art.

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