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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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MCB, I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a boy of 9, at the time of Sputnik I. I was told that I had poor eyesight and was afraid of heights, and that might make it difficult to be an astronaut. I then wanted to be an astronomer, but was told that my being poor in math and physics, along with poor eyesight, might make it difficult to become an astronomer. Whatever, I still love astronomy.
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You can live the dream through your Doxies who can soar into space like a team of little Muttniks!
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"You can live the dream through your Doxies who can soar into space like a team of little Muttniks!" A fine idea, Macfury.
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To be out of the light pollution of Toronto and the GTA!

To bad that the University of Toronto is closing the David Dunlap Observatory. I went there once with my Father when I was a child. It is being closed primarily because of light pollution.

When I started my university carrier I wanted to be a Physicist. I didn't succeed. Some of my friends wanted to be Astronomers but they couldn't find work in their field of interest after graduating. Fewer kids these days are interested in the night sky because they can't see any thing. How many members of this forum have seen the Milky Way?

MazterCBlazter & Dr. G. and others, how good is the night sky where you live? Dr. G. must have some issues with the weather in his part of the world!
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"Dr. G. must have some issues with the weather in his part of the world!" St.John's does not suffer from pollution, but we do get night fog and mist quite often, as well as lots of cloud cover. Still, light pollution is not a major problem, and when the stars are out they are really out.
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If I'm lucky I'll be able to go to my sister's cottage and see the stars this summer. I need to introduce my sons to the night sky.

What are some of your best viewing stories?

Mine is seeing comet Hale-Bopp while flying, mid-Atlantic, from Toronto to London. It was quite a sight.
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I recall going out and looking for Sputnik when I was a boy. That's when I became hooked on space.
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