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Everything posted by mfrymus

  1. I prefer to go the science route. Being a scientist. Which doesnt use the maths much or engineering.
  2. I am currently in my 1st year of university as a mature student (after a career change), studying the basics sciences and the maths (Chemistry, Biology, Calculus, Physics, English, Animal Health). The program I'm taking focuses on the study of animals, in preparation for veterinary school. Everyone who knows me, knows my big obsession with space and astronomy. I'm also interested in biology, and would like to somehow tie my interests with space in my career. I chose a career with animals (possibly to be a wildlife vet) as I find it too difficult to work in the space industry being from Canada. So, this is my backup choice. I'm wondering if there would be a way to get involved with space and manage to get a career in that field within Canada. I AM going to be applying as an astronaut as well! But I know the chances of that happening are even more slim. (Especially without military experience.) But, would there be anything space related I can do? Perhaps with biology or animal studies? That wont be extremely difficult to find? I'm not a big fan of the maths and the physics. And I don't want to be doing engineering either. So, im not sure... I thought of Astrobiology, but even with that, I dont know how to get involved or get a job.
  3. Unfortunately I cannot in Canada :/
  4. Well, for my second option of the two, I'd be more focused on studying our earth and our local planets (with probes hopefully) more than focusing on studying exo-planets as there really isn't much I can do with that at the moment. But, maybe in the future if its possible to study them, I would. I do want and I know I need to take Math, Physics, and Chemistry. Anything computer based would also be beneficial. These courses will be available when I take the Earth Sciences program. I'll be starting off with an undergrad program and moving my way up to obtaining a PhD or at least a Masters. We shall see. Is there a way to take both Earth Sciences and an engineering course? Because Id like to have the option of studying about Free Energy engineering.
  5. I got these binos last week, but only got once change to use them so far. Weathers been poop. That time I used it, I got a lot of condensation on it after use. I know that going from cold to warm conditions inside my house can cause condensation, but is that bad for these binoculars? Should it even be happening?
  6. Thinking about doing the same. Conditions were okay the past few days here in Canada. And today it really got bad. But hopefully tonight and tomorrow night itll get better. Been seeing a lot of meteor lately. Big bright ones. The meteor shower in the next day or two would be awesome with the new moon.
  7. I believe the term would be called a Planetary Scientist, correct me if I am wrong. Recently I made a post about helping me find a career path that is suitable for me that peaks my interests, but also is a practical job to find and work in. I wanted to make a new post about this talking about one specific field - Planetary Science. I'm consider myself to be very eco-friendly person, and everyone that knows me thinks the same. I care about the earth; against the use of fossil fuels, and any pollutants or toxins. I would like to help our earth to sustain a better / safer/ cleaner life without harming our environment (such as using free energy). I also have interests in astronomy and the study of the universe. I believe that Studying Earth Science would be something of my interest. I would be learning about the earth, from its origins billions of years ago, how it formed, its place in the solar system, how it has evolved, and how it is today. Not only would I be studying our planet but everything about our nearby planets, and hopefully any exo-planets in distant solar systems. By studying Earth Sciences and becoming a Planetary Scientist, I see two possible career opportunities: 1) Learning about the earth today (FREE ENERGY); Understanding our impact on earth, and how to prevent any further damage by learning about free energy; HOW to create more efficient and cheaper resources of free energy. (Solar, Wind, Water, etc.) I do believe that this would be more engineering related, I'm not really sure. Can anyone chime in on this one? -- If it is, what sort of engineering (As a 2nd Major) would it relate to most? 2) Study of our local planets and exo-planets; Since it is referred to a Planetary Scientist, I would not only study our planet, but also other planets in our solar system and planets beyond. I would love to work with the probes that study our local planets, and any other probes / telescopes that study exo-planets. How would one get involved with this? If taking Earth Sciences, what other course would you suggest? Astronomy? Or is Earth Sciences a good program for this? Then again, engineering MAY also work for this too, as I'd possibly work on engineering the probes? I see the advantages of doing a double major with Earth Sciences and anther field, possibly engineering or astronomy, or maybe something else, as long as it works with one or the two of my interests mentioned above. BUT if taking Earth Sciences and wanting to do a career out of the two options I mentioned above, should I take a second major with Earth Sciences? Or is there a better program that's more specific to my interests?
  8. Same. Then again. I keep hearing its easy to bump the prisms out of place. So I'm being extremely careful with them. So, i think there should be something 'better'
  9. Thanks! But gez, thats expensive. I think id rather make my own. I can buy the film and attach it myself. I think it would be much cheaper to do so.
  10. I just purchased the 15x70 celestron skymasters instead of the 20x80s as they were dirt cheap!! I'm have it mounted to my tripod, and for sun viewing, thats for sure going to stay on the tripod, as you mentioned, I dont want to have the filters fall off. So, better have it steady than free-holding it. I could possibly make them myself. But if I can buy it, that would be better. Unless its a big price difference? What kind of filters should I look at? Seeing sunspots would be great. If I could see any more details, that would be even better!
  11. Looked around, but havent seem much talk about this. Can you get solar filters with binoculars such as the Orion 20x80s? Is it even worth getting them for binoculars? Can you see sun spots and any details of the sun with binos? 2) Is there a way to take photos (DSLR / compact camera) through binoculars?
  12. I did mean to write from 5mw. Not 50. But, I guess something between 5 & 50mw sounds good. Something that will be bright with a nice clean green beam. Is a focusing one recommended? And how am I supposed to know which one produces a true 5mw or 50mw beam? The site that I'm looking at doesn't say much about them.
  13. My old green laser is pretty much dead. Its a bad one anyways. Button is getting busted. And it only runs on two AAA batteries. Looking for something powerful for astronomy. Looking for one around $75-100 Flashlight style I see a lot of green lasers from 50-230mW 532nm But Im not sure what the pros and cons of each are. I want something bright, will reach far, and is a crisp beam.
  14. Awesome! Thanks That actually helps a lot! To see what a lot of these scientists studied and to see where they ended up.
  15. What would you say is a good approach to being able to be a part of the Nasa (or any other organization) for their Mars missions?
  16. Yeah, im not 100% sure what I want to do. I like a lot of things that are space related. Im just working my way on narrowing down the options. Seeing what I can do, and what courses I should / can take and seeing where it may lead me. I wasnt the best at math in high school. I didnt have an interest in it, nor did my career choice at the time require it. Therefore, I didn't really study it. I am actually going over lessons of functions, trig, and calculus. So far, I am finding it to be a lot easier to understand that in high school. Probably because i know that I need math in my career, so im finding it to be a lot more interesting, and I am getting better at it as I progress. So, I can say that math is not my most interesting subject, but knowing what it is useful for, it is becoming more interesting.... As weird as that may be, coming from me. As i hated math in school. Wanting to avoid it at all costs. Now, I willingly just study and review it on my free time.
  17. Awesome. Thanks Got a better understanding of things
  18. Well, if I do take the engineering class, such as aerospace engineering, how will this relate to learning about space? I want to learn about how things work in space. And how space works. Will I be learning this stuff in the engineering class?
  19. Then again, isn't studying astrophysics better? If im interested in propulsion systems, or engineering rockets, or robots or anything along those lines, and im interested in figuring out how they work in space and how to use "space" to our advantage, wouldnt this be the field of choice? Or maybe an extra course to take?
  20. Going back to this. I still haven't had the opportunity to meet up with any professors or any counselors. Hopefully sometime soon though. I've been looking at all the Universities in Canada with related programs. Some of these programs are specific towards a certain path, while others are more broad. So its hard to choose the right one. Is it best to obtain a PhD or Masters in the specific field of choice, or something more broad with more than one field of study? I've been trying to narrow down my choices and be more specific as to what I want to do; (Not interested in doing chemistry lab work or "office" work. Working with my hands is best) Being in search of life (intelligent or not).Being able to design / build a craft (that would hold man, or robot) that would be sent into space/on planets, etc.Working on designing newer and better propulsion systems in the aerospace and aeronautics field. (Which i guess goes with the one above?)Work in a particular field of study related to the one above that would give me the opportunity to do tests in space (as an astronaut)From the looks of it, aerospace engineer, aeronautics, astronautical engineering seems to be my upper choice as it does seem more job promising as it does have different possible opportunities With the last one mentioned, I'm also curious to know (without any previous pilot or military experience) what field of study is most promising that can give you the opportunity be a payload specialist to be able to go out into space - On the ISS. Such as doing experiments in space -- In a field related to my interests. (Although highly unlikely, but keeping the doors open doesnt hurt)
  21. Ah, lucky for me, the eclipse is happening between 7p-12a. So, before bedtime
  22. I've searched for local astronomy clubs, and at the moment, I haven't found any that have any lectures or any events going on. I figured I might go to a university or two around my area that focus on the subjects I listed and I will ask for guidance. I do understand that I need a PhD. And that is what I'm going to be going for. In your opinion, what do you think is the better/you're favorite field in the astro____ career? Any universities you recommend attending? (Canada, USA, Europe - As long as its in English)
  23. This has been a question I've been asking myself for a while. But I dont want to ask, I want to go out and look for it myself. For many years I've been interested all space related things. From rocket ships, to rovers, to the various planets and stars, black-holes, galaxies, etc. What I always wanted to know is whether there is any life beyond ours. I have always wanted to be a part of an organization that looked for life beyond our planet, whether it would be intelligent life or micro-bacterial life. Obviously intelligent life (or simply finding 'animals') would be more appealing. But both are interesting to me. I started my career in the film industry. It has been another passion of mine. Working on movie sets. After finishing high school and college, and working in the field, I don't think this is where my true passion lies. I'm looking for a job that would bring change to this world. Being able to be a part of a group of people to say they discovered life out there would mean... the world to me. Basically, the purpose to search for life directly. Every single night I look up at the stars. Everyone knows me that way. Always looking up at the stars and getting lost in the universe. But what is my career path? I also consider to be an eco person. I am pro to anything that has to do with creating a cleaner and better environment for future generations. Renewable resources and free energy. These things interest me: Being able to obverse the universe through a telescope to find planets, stars, black holes, and possibly life. Astronomer?I would LOVE to be a part of a team that helps search for life; Whether its through a telescope on earth (incl. radio) for intellectual life... or by designing / building rovers that go to different planets searching for micro-bacterial life. Astrobiology? -- Then again, Ive read that a lot of studying is earth based and not in outer space.Flight interests me as well. Designing new ways of propulsion and rockets for people or instruments. Aerospace Engineering related?Having a job that gives me the potential to go into outer space to conduct experiments would be a bonus!Astronomer?Astrophysicist?Astrobiologist?Aerospace Engineer?Something else?The reason Im trying to be specific is because I dont want to go to school blind. I want to know what career path Im heading. I am still open to being flexible, but as long as I have a strong sense of direction... Why? Well, I've already completed high school and college. Being 25 in January, I fell like Id be spending a lot of time in school than in the work field. I wasnt really that good in math & science in school. I liked it, but never good because I never saw a future for it in my career at the time, and didnt put much effort into it. Which I highly regret. But, Im retaking high school next month credits to boost my grades before attending University in June/July or in September of 2016.
  24. Im doing a wide photo of the phases, and im not sure if my wide angle lens will be 'wide' enough to capture it all.
  25. So, I plotted out where the Lunar Eclipse will be in the sky. Times and locations are estimates. Close approximations. Seems to be stretching out fairly far left to right. I am able to figure the distance out, but how do I figure out the height? Left to right I can just use a compass. But how do i find the height/angle?
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