Warren, MIUSA 48092
October 10, 2011
Back in the 70's I was a card-carrying, dues paying member of the Warren Astronomical Society. At the time I think I was the youngest member to join. I might have been 12. That was a long time ago. Now I'm back and loving it! :)
I'm a somewhat experienced amateur. I have been at this since I was a little boy. My first scope was a 60mm Jason from Service Merchandise and my first "real" telescope was a 6" f/10 reflector on a german equatorial mount purchased from then WAS President Carl Noble. I loved that scope and wish I still had it. I have taken time away from this wonderful hobby to raise two beautiful daughters but now that they are grown and on their own I find myself back under the night sky.
Beauty, Serenity, Creation....Cool Gagets. :)
Thanks for the welcome! We hope to come out soon.
Thanks! No offense taken - I thought it was funny. But having a hard time figuring out how to reply to stuff, ha ha.
Clear your orbit... I've heard that the full definition isn't nearly as bad as the press release version. I've not read the full definition. All i've heard is hand waving about "being the gravitational bully" in your orbit. So if you have rocks near your L4 and L5 (60 degrees ahead and behind), you controll them, and it's OK. Pluto's orbit resonates with Neptune, and so Neptune is in control.
But a Jupiter in a Sedna orbit would not be a planet. To me, that's just wrong.
2006. The IAU (Internation Astronomical Union) met in Prague.
But if you study a planet like Pluto, or the Moon, you're a Planetary Scientist.
In ancient times, the Sun was a planet (it moves with respect to the distant stars). But you're not a Planetary Scientist if you study the Sun.
Close - the 's' is for Stephen.