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The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« on: 06/08/2006 22:14:21 »
Greetings to all whom I am subordinate in science stuff to ! (that probably includes a delinquent Haddock ! :))

Where I have been staying (in South West England) I have been enjoying the most amazing views of the night sky that I can ever recall. No bothersome light pollution for miles and miles...and oh My !!..is the night sky in such a place a beauty to behold...I am left in awe of it. I have never seen so many stars.

There is a clear defined band of stars that crosses the entire sky...is this what I think it is ?..is it little old me on this blue marble gazing across the edge of the Milky way ?...is it ?..is it ?

WOW !!!

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #1 on: 07/08/2006 00:09:18 »
Sounds like absolute heaven Sir! Don't you love when it is so clear and so awesome to look at! I marvel at the night sky on such a night! Makes this universe seem so much more vast and makes one feel very small in comparison! What a wonderful memory to bring home with you!!

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #2 on: 07/08/2006 03:41:11 »
Rub it in Neilsy!  I love the stars, but there is too many lights in the city.

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #3 on: 07/08/2006 04:52:23 »
I don't know about that. I am a small town country girl, and I have only been in a city a couple of times in my 45+ years and comming into Sanfrancisco is my only experience, and it was an absolutely beautiful site to "VISIT". I am definitely not a city girl. I like to visit, but the scene Neil descibed is one I see on most nights. There is fog so some nights are fuzzy, but I am inland aways and it is usually very clear and very beautiful at night!

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #4 on: 07/08/2006 07:36:33 »
okay...yawn...at work and missing the view of the stars...really jealous now Karen...hehe

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #5 on: 07/08/2006 10:11:15 »
You should be they are very beautiful, so was the moon earlier, not a full moon , but nice enough!

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #6 on: 07/08/2006 11:38:38 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep


There is a clear defined band of stars that crosses the entire sky...is this what I think it is ?..is it little old me on this blue marble gazing across the edge of the Milky way ?...is it ?..is it ?


Yes it is:-
http://www.astro.keele.ac.uk/workx/milkyway/page.html
« Last Edit: 07/08/2006 11:40:00 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #7 on: 07/08/2006 13:31:29 »
quote:
Originally posted by ROBERT

quote:
Originally posted by neilep


There is a clear defined band of stars that crosses the entire sky...is this what I think it is ?..is it little old me on this blue marble gazing across the edge of the Milky way ?...is it ?..is it ?


Yes it is:-
http://www.astro.keele.ac.uk/workx/milkyway/page.html



OMG !!!!!!.....WOW !!  and double WOW !!..I mean WOW !!!

THANK YOU Robert...thank you for the link.


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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #8 on: 08/08/2006 01:00:44 »
rOBERT THAT LINK WAS REALLY COOL, I LOOKED LAST NIGHT! i THINK MY KIDS AT SCHOOL WOULD LOVE IT

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #9 on: 08/08/2006 12:05:32 »
quote:
Originally posted by Karen W.

rOBERT THAT LINK WAS REALLY COOL, I LOOKED LAST NIGHT! i THINK MY KIDS AT SCHOOL WOULD LOVE IT


Here is an astromomy site aimed at children:-
" Zoom Astronomy is a comprehensive on-line site about space and astronomy. It is designed for people of all ages and levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that allows readers to start at a basic level on each topic and then to progress to much more advanced information as desired, simply by clicking on links."
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/

This site even has pages which can be printed out and coloured in:-
 
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/activities/coloring/Jupiter.shtml
« Last Edit: 08/08/2006 12:12:16 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #10 on: 08/08/2006 14:08:46 »
Yea I h8 not being able to see the stars because of the lights in the city :-(

Steven
« Last Edit: 12/08/2006 00:25:10 by Mjhavok »
 

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #11 on: 08/08/2006 15:11:41 »
Thanks Robert I will check it out and send information home with parents!

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #12 on: 08/08/2006 16:36:40 »
WOW !!..I saw the milky way..

Yes ..yes I know I see it eveytime I look into a clear night...but I have never seen that band before....heard about it...but never seen it...WOW !!

what a high !!..YAYYYYYYYY

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #13 on: 08/08/2006 17:08:20 »
I bet it was Incredible I would have loved to have seen it too! I love the night sky on a crisp clear evening, and the silence that surrounds you as you look up into the heavens it is really awesome and so very beautiful!!!
Sparkling and twinkling way up there HMMMMM, I bet thats why I like glittery things! Reminds me of the stars!

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #14 on: 09/08/2006 17:48:33 »
When we have the possibility to see such wonderful things, in complete silence (outside and inside), if our soul is strong enough, we can have the most beautiful and strong emotions of our life. Please, next time you have such an experience, remember: we all comes from the stars. We have always lived there, we will always live there, forever.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 11/08/2006 21:48:03 »
I too am a stargazer.

we are all made of stars. It is wonderful.

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #16 on: 12/08/2006 01:36:21 »
Ok it's scary how many people haven't seen it - I guess haveing grown up on the coast in Devon seeing it is quite normal. Was the comet that was particularly bright about 15years ago Hale-Bopp? I could see the tail over about 30-40° of the sky, which was about 3x what the TV was talking about at the time... Pity Cambridge has such orange skys...
 

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Re: The Band Of Stars..The Milky way ?
« Reply #17 on: 25/08/2006 20:41:48 »
Two years ago I was lucky to get my first clear view of the night sky in the Australian outback (after 75 years), it was an awsome sight Venus was so bright it thru a distinct sharp shadow.

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« Reply #18 on: 15/03/2007 08:07:04 »
I love the night sky and really wish we could all take more time to enjoy it! Hey I like the new referals below this reply box for similar subject matter!
 

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« Reply #19 on: 15/03/2007 18:29:58 »
yes the night sky is well nice and best viewed at night !!...LOL

unless you're in the north and south pole during the months of light night where the light in the night makes your sight of the site full of night light plight !!..alright ?
 

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« Reply #20 on: 16/03/2007 15:58:15 »
LOL!! Well after three or was 4times reading that I think I have it!! LOL!!
 

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