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  • kinkyslinky16kinkyslinky16 Posts: 1,478Member Member Posts: 1,478Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    There is an awesome free program called Stellarium that gives a lot of info on star gazing. Plus you can put in your location and it shows you what you can see from where you are at any time.

    Keep Looking Up
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    Google Sky app does the same thing.. it's super awesome
  • RunHardBeStrongRunHardBeStrong Posts: 33,125Member Member Posts: 33,125Member Member
    I love that pic @Karb_Kween

    I do too. Makes me wish even more I had pursued my dream of becoming an astronaut. I'm a scaredy cat loser.

    I don't think I'd ever actually want to be in space. I'm sure it's amazing but all of the weird problems it causes your body is just scary to think about

    I do think it would be very scary at times.. but oh so effing amazing. *sigh*
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,842Member Member Posts: 33,842Member Member
    Google Sky app does the same thing.. it's super awesome

    That's cool.

    The program I was talking about actually shows you what the sky looks like from wherever you are standing at what ever time you choose. Then it tells you about the consolations, paths, and celestial happenings. For example, if I want to know what that bright star is, or if it's a planet, then I can easily look up what I'm looking at.
  • kinkyslinky16kinkyslinky16 Posts: 1,478Member Member Posts: 1,478Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    Google Sky app does the same thing.. it's super awesome

    That's cool.

    The program I was talking about actually shows you what the sky looks like from wherever you are standing at what ever time you choose. Then it tells you about the consolations, paths, and celestial happenings. For example, if I want to know what that bright star is, or if it's a planet, then I can easily look up what I'm looking at.

    Yes, Google Sky does the same.. you aim your phone or tablet at whatever you are looking at and it tells you nearby constellations, planets, everything. I love it!! If you haven't tried it, download it and see if you like it.
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,842Member Member Posts: 33,842Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    Google Sky app does the same thing.. it's super awesome

    That's cool.

    The program I was talking about actually shows you what the sky looks like from wherever you are standing at what ever time you choose. Then it tells you about the consolations, paths, and celestial happenings. For example, if I want to know what that bright star is, or if it's a planet, then I can easily look up what I'm looking at.

    Yes, Google Sky does the same.. you aim your phone or tablet at whatever you are looking at and it tells you nearby constellations, planets, everything. I love it!! If you haven't tried it, download it and see if you like it.

    Ahhhhhh. One of those phone thingys.
  • kinkyslinky16kinkyslinky16 Posts: 1,478Member Member Posts: 1,478Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    Google Sky app does the same thing.. it's super awesome

    That's cool.

    The program I was talking about actually shows you what the sky looks like from wherever you are standing at what ever time you choose. Then it tells you about the consolations, paths, and celestial happenings. For example, if I want to know what that bright star is, or if it's a planet, then I can easily look up what I'm looking at.

    Yes, Google Sky does the same.. you aim your phone or tablet at whatever you are looking at and it tells you nearby constellations, planets, everything. I love it!! If you haven't tried it, download it and see if you like it.

    Ahhhhhh. One of those phone thingys.

    I'm sure there's a desktop version of Google Sky Map for old folks. :D
  • RunHardBeStrongRunHardBeStrong Posts: 33,125Member Member Posts: 33,125Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame.

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    Love it.
  • RunHardBeStrongRunHardBeStrong Posts: 33,125Member Member Posts: 33,125Member Member
    I don't think I'd want to be in space. Too much pressure.

    LOL!! See you're smart :wink: That was funny

    I laughed too. Well played.
  • Timshel_Timshel_ Posts: 22,916Member Member Posts: 22,916Member Member
    but the costs are as astronomical as the place in the universe

    Hehe I like that @Timshel_

    I think it's definitely worth it to see what is out there. And even if they don't find anything they at least usually learn something that helps us understand how things work here compared to other planets and such.

    The unfortunate world we live won't let us go to that Star Trek scientific society, so funding needs to be split between finding our place in the universe and protecting our place in the world. I fight with the costs because of basic humanity as well - feeding the hungry, educating everyone, etc.

    I dunno.

  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,842Member Member Posts: 33,842Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    I'm not really smart enough to comment here but what happened to the thread that this idea started on?

    I'm not either. But I like to BELIEVE I am.

    Read Cosmos (or watch it) that's the best first step, if you're interested.

    I may or may not occasionally watch educational shows in between my "How to be Meaner to People on the Internet" shows...but I am neither going to confirm nor deny it.

    I don't know if I like Space because of Star Wars or Star Wars because of Space. :smiley:
  • nukephysicsnukephysics Posts: 406Member Member Posts: 406Member Member
    I love that pic @Karb_Kween

    I do too. Makes me wish even more I had pursued my dream of becoming an astronaut. I'm a scaredy cat loser.

    I still regret not pursuing this dream. I may not have made the program, but I will never know now...
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