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by DeepSkyObserver
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Climate change - how will it affect astronomy?
Replies: 84
Views: 23509

Re: GLOBAL MELTDOWN.....

Yes well Deimos I view it and see it in a completly different way from you and everyone else-I believe there is a God who created everything, a world of law and order as well as truth and wisdom and as for believing all creation is completely by chance must be off their head, I can see things beyon...
by DeepSkyObserver
Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Climate change - how will it affect astronomy?
Replies: 84
Views: 23509

Deimos wrote:Undoubtedly the consequences are pretty dire for the human race.
And, just as importantly, for other species, too. Who wants to live on a planet with up to 50% of species gone (if the direst predictions happen)? Not me.
by DeepSkyObserver
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Climate change - how will it affect astronomy?
Replies: 84
Views: 23509

That assumes that climate change, for the UK at least, means "things get warmer". There is a scenario for this part of Europe that has things getting a lot colder . Oh yes, thermohaline currents bringing warm water to the UK via the Gulf Stream. If the temperatures rise between 2 and 5 degrees all ...
by DeepSkyObserver
Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Climate change - how will it affect astronomy?
Replies: 84
Views: 23509

Climate change - how will it affect astronomy?

This question has occured to me a few times and I thought I would air the question publicly. What, if any, effect will climate change caused by man-made global warming, as we currently understand it, have on observational astronomy? I have not been able to find anything about this anywhere, although...
by DeepSkyObserver
Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Mad plan to switch off street lights to cut electricity bill
Replies: 16
Views: 12190

There is a fuller report here in the local Manchester daily. It includes a poll and a request for readers' comments. So if anyone feels like putting them right on lighting and safety and that MP's silly comments, feel free. Paul Some of those comments defy belief. It just goes to show that the not-...
by DeepSkyObserver
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: News Article
Replies: 2
Views: 3113

hubble wrote:thats nonsense. to put it short.
i like birds, hate light pollution and hate people complaining hypocriticly.
Amen to that brother!
by DeepSkyObserver
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Who are street lights for ????
Replies: 12
Views: 8098

There's an obvious category missing from that poll, namely: 'Members of the public who feel insecure without excessive lighting'.
by DeepSkyObserver
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Climate Day 4th November
Replies: 16
Views: 10802

You are absolutely right, but IMO you can't sit on the fence with nuclear if you are truly concerned with global warming. It is the only viable solution. The rest are really p***ing in the wind. Astronomers, of all people should understand what an obvious solution nuclear is - after all, we underst...
by DeepSkyObserver
Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Gorgeous Weather..... Clear Skies.....
Replies: 4
Views: 1761

Here on the Isle of Wight we've got the glorious weather but incredibly hazy night skies and the moon doesn't help. That's the end of the observing season until late July now due to summer twilight. Still I'm not complaining too much because the weather's fantastic (especially after last month's abj...
by DeepSkyObserver
Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: WarehouseExpress.Com
Replies: 4
Views: 3052

I've bought a number of items from Warehouse Express and have always found them to be very good.
by DeepSkyObserver
Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Anybody still able to do any observing
Replies: 10
Views: 4113

I've not been able to do any observing recently due to the fact that it is so hazy with high clouds at night that I can't see anything! :? You just can't win in this country. Still, the fantastic summer weather is compensation especially when you remember May's appalling weather. 8)
by DeepSkyObserver
Sun May 21, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Cloudy & Clear %ages
Replies: 13
Views: 8183

Well, Concorde's been retired so that's out of the equation. Maybe the Airbus 380 might be an improvement - bigger but fewer aircraft in the sky in future? It would be nice, but probably ultimately naive, to think so.
by DeepSkyObserver
Sat May 20, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Light Pollution Nightmare
Replies: 2
Views: 3603

Good luck to you - the more non-astronomers who object to the cancer of light pollution the better we can reduce this menace. 8)
by DeepSkyObserver
Sat May 20, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Favourite low-light-pollution spots
Replies: 8
Views: 7141

The south west coast of the Isle of Wight's pretty dark, too.
by DeepSkyObserver
Sat May 20, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: First Prosecution for Light Pollution in the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 4729

Good, let's hope this new law really does mean business and show people that light pollution is very real environmental menace and that offenders will be dealt with and severely.