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Kishen20

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About Kishen20

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  • Interests
    -Astronomy (Needless to say)
    -Music (Food for my soul)
    -Art (Like seeing them more than creating them :P )
    -literature (Novels, poems to my like)
    -Food (Who does not?)
    -Cooking/baking (Occasionally)
    -TV shows (to my like, again)
    -Documentaries
    -Reality shows (If they grab my attention)
    -Science, Geography, Natural sciences,
    Argh there's too much of them!
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    Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
  1. Yes, indeed! Watched the English news at TV2, sadly none whom the news reporter interviewed were shown, including me. :'( But overall, today was an amazing and memorable day, to be cherished by me for years to come. In the meanwhile, I already can't wait for the next eclipse at 26/12/2019!!! It's an annular one, with annularity (and coincidentally maximum annularity) at Southern Peninsular Malaysia & Singapore. Hopefully I would be able to go there!
  2. Hi guys, long time no see! It probably had been months since I last came here. Today the members of my school's Science & Maths club and I went to the National Planetarium at Kuala Lumpur to see today's eclipse, where the Moon covered about 79% around my area and Kuala Lumpur itself—they're around the same latitude. The sky was amazingly clear, considering Malaysia is a tropical country. No clouds till the horizon! The eclipse started at sunrise (07:22 am) but we started watching it a few minutes after/before 8 because the Planetarium building blocking the East horizon. I think my friends and I were the first to view it there because we went somewhat further back to get more Sun. A woman saw us and shouted "Guys! Go there!" and soon after many came running to where we were! Especially the children! Back to the eclipse, to be honest I was awestruck as it was my first eclipse ever! The Sun looked like the Moon! Talk about "Crescent Suns" haha. During the maximum (79% at 08:24 am), it did felt a bit colder than usual. Besides viewing through the eclipse glasses that they gave for free, I looked through a solarscope, a telescope, and a pinhole projector. They were equally wonderful as well, but the pinhole projector produced a small image. There was another one with multiple holes as if it was written "#Eclipse". I found that to be cool. I also looked through the monoculars my father had, with the aid of my eclipse glasses of course. Boy there were lots of the press! Just before the eclipse a news reporter came and interviewed me and my friends. Of course my friends ran away, and one of them was speechless and stuttering. I was eager to talk to him, and I did just that. Hopefully I'm selected and will see myself on screen later at 08.30 pm here in the English News at TV2. I won a goodie bag in today's lucky draw, I got a DVD, which features a documentary about the history of visual astronomy. It was great. Also there was a refrigerator magnet and a small, pink, cute bottle. Sadly I had to give it to my sister when I came home. The friend who stuttered when speaking to the news reporter won a planisphere, and one of the friends who ran away when the reporter approached won the main prize—a small Newtonian! I really wanted that! We planned to have a star party someday. P.S. If I get the photos another friend and I took (it's with him btw), I'll try my best to post them here ASAP so you guys can enjoy.
  3. Well I got carried away with the space-maths theme of this topic and this very forum... Of course I didn't actually mean that Maths is used only to explain the universe lol... Sorry.
  4. I didn't get about half of this thread (blame me, not this thread) and therefore skipped (so I may missed something important), but isn't Mathematics used to explain the Universe, technically? We humans need metres for distance, degree Celsius/Kelvin for temperature, seconds, minutes and hours for time (and angles) etc etc, so why not Maths is used to explain the Universe? Some other intelligent being out there in space may use another method to explain what's going on around it, and it may be correct too, at least in their way.
  5. Oh wait, the big dipper isn't a constellation, it's an asterism. Sorry.
  6. Orion. The first constellation I've recognised, plus it looks cool. Love it better during a clear night with Taurus, Lepus, Canis Major & Minor, Gemini, Auriga and also the star Canopus visible. Haven't been able to make out nearby (but faint) Monoceros though. Centaurus with Lupus—absolutely majestic! And large! Keeps me glued to the skies for hours during April–late June. Better with Crux, Scorpius, and Sagittarius when it's rising. The more stars the merrier!!! Eridanus—can't make out the whole constellation yet, but I'm sure I'll be awestruck when I witness the whole river glimmering from nearby-Rigel to Achernar. Cassiopeia, undoubtedly the constellation of vanity—cuz it's so beautiful! Love the 'W' pattern. Together with Perseus and Auriga they form a great "Northern Constellations" combo, worthy to be viewed for hours. Big Dipper and Crux—the 'hallmark' constellations of the North and South. Coincidentally, they're both visible and they culminate at about the same times,and thankfully being near the equator means I can see them both at the same time, although big dipper would be upside down. Tbh every constellation is beautiful in some sort of way. It all depends on how you view it, when you view it, and your mood. Though nowadays it's always cloudy here in the evening, so I appreciate anything that I get to see in the sky.
  7. Okay, so here's what they replied. It pretty much cleared all my worry about my problem, which seems to only affect me. *Sighs in relief* Another person also said that it's being taken care of in the current beta version of Stellarium, and hopefully will not be a problem in stellarium 0.14.0. Glad to know everything is going on well.
  8. Thanks Mr.Dave. I've reported and we'll see how things turn out.
  9. Found the file responsible for the display of meteor showers in Stellarium. It's size is about 31 KB. Is it supposed to be that size? I've checked the file (using notepad) and found out there was no data for the year 2015. Perhaps Stellarium itself isn't providing data for this year? I'm thinking that maybe someone can upload the recently updated file for me here (if the file isn't large) Path to the file : C:\Users\(Your user's name)\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium\modules\MeteorShowers\showers.json
  10. Hi there, I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit PC with Stellarium 0.13.3 installed. The meteor showers in Stellarium showed only generic and not real data. I tried updating it by the 'Plugins' section in the 'Configurations' window but it didn't work. Apparently the downloading bar starts at 0% and the the bar disappears, I'm guessing the download failed. My internet is fast enough, in an hour I can download an 100–150 MB file Any suggestions to fix my problem?
  11. Hehe, typo error. I googled it up in a hurry just to clear things up.
  12. Tbh with all this talk I can only make sense of half of it. For example, you won't know what a 'dilithium crystal' is till you watch star wars. Not my kind of thing, sorry. Notwithstanding, this talk reminds me of a short story – The dirt on our shoes by Neal Shusterman The story's about a small community living in a 'T-bin', travelling to colonise another planet. The t-bin's size is about the size of Central Park, and it generates it's own gravity. It's losing water when all water used should be recycled, and no leaks were detected. Eventually they knew what the 'T-bin' stands for, and they knew that the waste unrecycled water is used for the growth of bacteria, as the scientists who launched them off in the first place thought that to spread life on another planet, they need to start with the basic unit of life. They need nutrients, the best source for that would be humans as they can generate waste and control the T-bin at the same time. In the end the community who didn't knew about it proceeded to land on the new planet, they ejected out of parachute seats, which did not have parachutes. The ones who knew – unsurprisingly, a man and a woman – survived and they plan to continue their life on the planet. The end.
  13. Music while gazing? Haven't tried it – yet. Listening to something, while doing something annoys me, makes me want to turn it (the music) off, for good. Perhaps listening to music while stargazing would be less irritating when lying down and enjoying the sky as a whole instead of focusing on something – it would ease the mind a little bit. The music of choice would be labelled as 'enchanting', 'lullaby' or 'cherishing moments' (by my experience, of course). Sort of like ambient music. Voice, if any, should also blend in the surroundings so to avoid the annoyance. Things to do when doing so: 1) Listen Enjoy the music. 2) Enjoy the sky as a whole, as a comfy blanket covering you. Better if there is a real blanket too. 3) *Optional – Enjoy the ambient coldness if liked, or enjoy some hot cocoa. 4) Drift into pleasant unconsciousness a.k.a. sleep, feeling impervious to what's going to happen, because there's the heavens taking care if you, with love & affection. (Aww!) Good night.
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