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entropia

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  1. I live in Springfield, Virginia and it will be a partial solar eclipse here ( 85% maybe?) but we are planing to go to South Carolina. I hope it is not cloudy that day.
  2. A couple of days ago I was driving home when I saw some colors on a cloud. I looked up again and there it was, a circumhorizontal arc (at that moment I did not know how they were called). I wish I could have taken a picture but safety first This picture is similar to what I saw: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumhorizontal_arc
  3. and then he would fall down because he won't have time to stop
  4. The previous telescope (300ft) actually collapsed in 1988, so I guess they wanted to make sure that didn't happen again. Also, one of the telescopes is leased to the russians. It is really an interesting place and the scenery is beautiful.
  5. There are many other telescopes, like the 43 meter equatorial mount. Also, there is Reber's first telescope and a replica of Jansky's telescope.
  6. On Sunday, we drove 4 hours (and 4 hours back) to visit the NRAO site in Green Bank, WV. This is where the world largest fully steerable radio telescope is. It is located in a radio quiet zone (34,000km2). Good thing we had the map on the phone before entering that area otherwise we would have been lost. The GBT is 100x110 and was finished in 2000. It is amazing how such a big structure can steer so smoothly (17 million pounds on 16 wheels). There is a visitor center as well and we got to see the telescope's control room.
  7. This is the place to go in 2017. That is almost a 12 hours ride for me. http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/hopkinsville?iso=20170821 At least we will have a partial eclipse this year http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2014-october-23
  8. I checked the website and I might go to Goddard Space Flight Center (if weather cooperates).
  9. I checked the website and I might go to Goddard Space Flight Center (if weather cooperates).
  10. I viewed Albireo for the first time last winter and the difference was very clear (blue/yellow). I will have to check it out this year and see if there is any difference this time of the year.
  11. I never heard of this but I hope it becomes more popular. http://observethemoonnight.org/
  12. A dark sky really makes a difference. On the weekend, we went camping and I took my 10x50 binoculars. The view was amazing.The center of the galaxy was very bright (yellowish) and the size much bigger than what I thought. It was also very easy to find since it pops up in the darkness. When I see it from the suburbs it looks like a small grayish blob.
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