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Josh Wilson

You know you're an astronomer when...

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You have a personal vendetta against the weatherman

you take all the seats except the driver's seat out of your car so that you can haul your gear to remote sites

you will buy a house beside a cemetery just to get away from street lights

you know all of the different stages of sleep deprivation

You pack more observing equipment than clothes for a two week holiday

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when you're 25 years old and already planning your retirement to either (or both) Canada and New Zealand.

.. and not for the mountains

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When the blue spinning circle thingy in Windows 7 that replaces the old egg-timer jobby looks like M57 with averted vision. :grin:

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When the blue spinning circle thingy in Windows 7 that replaces the old egg-timer jobby looks like M57 with averted vision. :grin:

My favourite reply! Geek meets astronomy, me all over ;)

Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk so please ignore my spelling!

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..............When your banned, by PAIN OF DEATH!!!, cuddling up to the missus, when you get into bed at 4 am

..............When your neigbour asks "Andy, seriously, are you all rite?!"

...............When you write to James Cameron to tell him, "your sky is all wrong mate!" (not me)

................When you see a binoccular microscope in the lab and wonder "can I fit thoses to my TAL"

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You know you're an astrophotographer when you have GIMP/Photoshop/DSS or any other image processing software on your computer running at all times.

Great ideas guys. I don't know who said this, but I've also thought about chopping down some neighbourhood trees...

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You innocently enquire if you can move to the Red Light District you keep hearing about.....

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.......When you see a tiny ball of white pillow fibre on a black piece of fabric at work and instantly think of M13.

D.C

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You know you're an astronomer when...

you are an IT expert

you get sun burn in less than 5 minutes.

your eyes work at 10 FPS.

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You know you're an astronomer when...

You have a better collection of silly hats than your kids!

Ha yes, your fashion standard slips amazingly. When I arrived in one evening with many, many layers looking like the Michelin man, wearing an open face balaclava, a snood and woolly hat over my head, tastefully adorned with a headtorch and eyepatch, my wife was stopped in her tracks and was actually speechless for a few seconds. Her wide eyed, silent, genuinely amazed look told me something along the lines of 'What have I married here?' or 'That's it, he's finally gone' was floating around in her head. I think she struggled to find something sensible to say next......

Barry

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Ha yes, your fashion standard slips amazingly. When I arrived in one evening with many, many layers looking like the Michelin man, wearing an open face balaclava, a snood and woolly hat over my head, tastefully adorned with a headtorch and eyepatch, my wife was stopped in her tracks and was actually speechless for a few seconds. Her wide eyed, silent, genuinely amazed look told me something along the lines of 'What have I married here?' or 'That's it, he's finally gone' was floating around in her head. I think she struggled to find something sensible to say next......

Barry

I can't believe SWMBO was rendered speechless. :p

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There are many wonders in the universe , the fact that someone's SWMBO is speechless ranks up there with the top ones ;)

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You know you're an Astronomer....

When you get incredibly angry when someone calls you an Astrologer.

And, when you hate bonfire night.

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you know when you're an astronomer when

so many of these comments sound so familiar.
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...you spend a few hours on fourms like this talking about astronomy.

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Your watching Scooby Doo Pirates Ahoy and you can't take it seriously because the Astro Cartographer points at three stars all in a triangle and claims they're Betelgeuse, Rigel and Polaris!

Utter fool!!!

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....when you spend less time following the plot of a Sci-Fi film but instead keep focusing on the star filled backdrop to see if you can recognize any of the constellations, only to conclude to the other half who IS following the story that the background is fake! :grin: :grin:

I thought i was the only one who did this, so im not mad afterall :happy1:

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You know you're an astronomer when you go to a star party and realise that everyone is called eitther Dave or Steve and the oddball wondering round on his own looking at scopes is called Kevin lol :)

Oh dear, my name IS Steve!!

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When the nights are cloudy and your girlfriend is looking foreward to a night on the sofa with a good film, you (read 'I') have Stellarium constantly on in the background waiting for Saturn to rise......

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....when your favorite sound is the high pitched whirr of an EQ mount slewing.

....when you - as opposed to the rest of society - look forward to a long dark winter.

....when the word Nagler makes you salivate uncontrollably.

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