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by Vick
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Timeless black holes?
Replies: 9
Views: 3498

Re: Timeless black holes?

Due to increasing gravity time slows down as you approach the event horizon and coming to a stop at the EH I wonder if there is no time within the EH and, therefore, nothing can happen. Unless, of course, the EH is like a mirror with time within flowing backwards. Considering the idea that black hol...
by Vick
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: GALILAOSCOPE
Replies: 3
Views: 2322

GALILAOSCOPE

I got one of these and built it. I haven't had chance to try it yet but it looks ok (for what it is).

Has anyone else tried one of these? If so any opinions?
by Vick
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Sideralis: Sky chart for mobile phones - Looking for testers
Replies: 80
Views: 52975

Great package. Used if for some time now.

Ever thought of doing a version to run on the PC?
by Vick
Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: APOLLO 11
Replies: 20
Views: 8351

Elighten me please Stella.

The Suveyor probes were unmanned (devoide oflife support systems) and only one way - to the moon.

Surveyor 3 was the one Apollo 12 landed next to and the astronauts brought bits (camera etc.) back.
by Vick
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: APOLLO 11
Replies: 20
Views: 8351

Yes, the Apollo spaceship was cramped especially considering how long the missions went on for. The funny thing was how NASA used to make a big deal of how spacious Apollo was. I think they were comparing it to the Mercury (which is where we get the term Space Capsule from). The astronaut had to be ...
by Vick
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: APOLLO 11
Replies: 20
Views: 8351

I agree with you all. Except, possibly Brian. Apollo 8 preceded Apollo 10 to the moon. I'vee had so many people either not aware of the anniversary or had no interest (or saw no point) in the original event. And yes, it was primarily, a political event but my thoughts are that if the Soviet Union an...
by Vick
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: APOLLO 11
Replies: 20
Views: 8351

APOLLO 11

Happy Apollo Day everyone :D

I remember it well !!!
by Vick
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Notable anniversaries
Replies: 1
Views: 2434

Notable anniversaries

Sputnik 1, Yuri Gagarin's flight and Apollo 11 might be argued as the three most notable flights in the 51 year of space flight. Are there others that should be considered equally worthy of mention? I, personally, suggest the Gemini 3 flight. The first flight with an onboard computer (coupled with t...
by Vick
Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: SPUTNIK
Replies: 1
Views: 2717

SPUTNIK

Its the 4th October 2008.

The 51st anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 . . .
by Vick
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Sideralis: Sky chart for mobile phones - Looking for testers
Replies: 80
Views: 52975

Downloaded and installed on my Sony Ericsson k700i last night.

I am most impressed. I can see using for a long time to come.

Well done.
by Vick
Tue May 29, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Fireball over Tamworth
Replies: 4
Views: 6715

Unfortunately I didn't see that - wish I had.

Daniel, do you live in Tamworth.


That's where I call home
by Vick
Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: good locations near Birmingham UK
Replies: 18
Views: 23584

Hi there, you all.

I haven't an answer. I live in Tamworth, Just outside Birmingham and wanted to say 'Hi' to some relative locals
by Vick
Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: MS EXCEL
Replies: 2
Views: 3253

MS EXCEL

The spreadsheet Excel can produce scatter graphs. I recently came across the idea of using this facility to produce star maps.

Has anyone actually generated a star map this way?
by Vick
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Software
Replies: 2
Views: 3000

Yes.

But the version I've got is not JAVA. It's written to run directly on the OS/2 platform.
by Vick
Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Software
Replies: 2
Views: 3000

Software

I've just installed a copy of Night Vision on a laptop running OS/2.

Its not the most extensive planetarium package I've come across but I'm impressed with it.