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by Deimos
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: "Wonders of the Universe" ..
Replies: 33
Views: 3961

Re: Wonders of the Universe

I must admit that I don't feel altogether comfortable with Brian Cox's narrative presentation, partly because he's a physicist, not a professional astronomer. But I think he wants to be a TV personality - I'm sure I saw him on a chat show the other day while i was channel hopping (Graham Norton may...
by Deimos
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: The twenty eight known galaxies
Replies: 3
Views: 837

But then, are we being guilty of only seeing things from our own perspective ? what if you happened to live in the middle of a dark nebula. Or maybe if you had loads of bright emitters close-by or maybe in the middle of a Globular Cluster. Maybe a particularly opaque atmosphere and no real motivatio...
by Deimos
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: "Wonders of the Universe" ..
Replies: 33
Views: 3961

I don't expect they can afford Jonathan Ross

Ian
by Deimos
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: latitude and longitude
Replies: 15
Views: 5412

Do the google maps do this? If not find someone with a GPS or car GPS tracker. These give quite accurate results. Libraro Ordinance Survey maps. Or as you say there is probably a web site. If you just type in your address on google you may get a position. Should say library look at maps. David With...
by Deimos
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Yesterday's HORIZON programme: What is Reality? ..
Replies: 34
Views: 13421

Can anyone tell me why, out of all the Photon's fired by an object, your eyes only pick up the ones necessary to define its distance from you? The Photon field of the sun for example is as wide as the sun from a certain direction yet our eyes ignore masses of Photons and only choose to make use of ...
by Deimos
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Yesterday's HORIZON programme: What is Reality? ..
Replies: 34
Views: 13421

Or your best friend could elope with a lovely photon that fate had meant to be yours. David. That would just be unfair - taking other people's photons is not something your best friend should do to you The bigger risk is that, if a photon destined for you was taken by somebody else, would you cease...
by Deimos
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Yesterday's HORIZON programme: What is Reality? ..
Replies: 34
Views: 13421

If I look at a star then turn my back on it then for all I know the star doesn't exist till I look at it again. If it was our own Sun, you would still be able to sense the infrared radiation (and indeed, see the light around you), which would imply that it is still there :wink: Or you could ask a f...
by Deimos
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Yesterday's HORIZON programme: What is Reality? ..
Replies: 34
Views: 13421

When I stopped looking, the Photons intended for my eyes don't exist anymore. I had never appreciated that photons were emitted with an intended destination. I had always thought that a photon was just emitted and travelled in a direction. Our Universe must be truly amazing if each photon has an in...
by Deimos
Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New SPA website design ..
Replies: 39
Views: 5021

Have found the code for the localhost note. It was in the stylesheet - and as you had not seen the site before, in this instance, the 'localhost' is referring to the server and not your computer. The code line has been amended. "localhost" always refers to the local computer (the loopback connectio...
by Deimos
Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New SPA website design ..
Replies: 39
Views: 5021

Hi again Ian, Thanks again! There are some images that did not successfully make it through the upload. Thanks for pointing them out. The more information I get about the missing stuff and broken links, the quicker and easier it will be for me to correct them. Yours and everyone elses time and effo...
by Deimos
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New SPA website design ..
Replies: 39
Views: 5021

After the main page issues thought I'd have a quick "look around" and e.g. http://www.popastro.com/occultation/reports/report.php?id_secRep=3 has a load of missing images e.g. http://www.2011.popastro.com/images/occultation/observations/large/828-1142-1-300x240.jpg , http://www.2011.popastro.com/ima...
by Deimos
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New SPA website design ..
Replies: 39
Views: 5021

Personally, and for business I have both Facebook and Twitter accounts. I will soon be starting a blog. They are useful marketing and informational tools for sharing information about your business (in this case the SPA) and with millions of accounts world-wide, the SPA would be very short sighted ...
by Deimos
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New SPA website design ..
Replies: 39
Views: 5021

Dear everyone, If you find a Page Not Found (404) error when browsing the new site, please can you let me know so I can investigate and take appropriate action. Many thanks, Martin e.g. the main page references <http://localhost/SPA2010/images/structure/SPA_logo.png> And I don't run a web server on...
by Deimos
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: SPA Bookmark
Replies: 20
Views: 3163

It's the favicon that is missing. The new site has moved to a content management system (to make it look like 101 other sites - no individuality). Such packages mean you really don't have to create a web site at all as they constrain the layout massively to how they like things (which is why they al...
by Deimos
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: New SPA website design ..
Replies: 39
Views: 5021

Although not really part of the subject of this thread, Twitter is a sign of our times - if you can't say it in 140 characters it probably is not worth saying (if only because nobody will have the attention span to read it !!). That the SPA gives such prominence to such "abbreviated" communication i...