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by gyro
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Advice needed for a graph/scale tool.
Replies: 0
Views: 1753

Advice needed for a graph/scale tool.

I want to draw a time-line for the history of the universe and need a small app' that can produce the baseline with the following scales and label each increment I wish to include.
Time.....from 10 to the minus 43 to present.
Temp'..... from ~10 to the 32 to 3 Kelvin.

Thanks.
by gyro
Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Cern Visit
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Cern Visit

I've just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable trip to Cern and Geneva. I organised the trip for myself and a couple of friends and it couldn't have been easier. The Cern visitor service are excellent and quick. We were added to a mixed group to make up the numbers but such as an Astronomy club can ...
by gyro
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Travelling at speed of light
Replies: 5
Views: 3060

Take a look here for more on time dialation and Einsteins Relativity.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/hotsciencetwin/

and/or listen to this....
http://365daysofastronomy.org/2010/01/0 ... arp-drive/
by gyro
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Quicktime glitch and Starry Nights... Continued
Replies: 24
Views: 22067

Sorry HC I can't offer any advice.....I'm not using Win7 yet.
Hope the work front is improving.
by gyro
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Astro & Physics simulators
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Thanks Ros'....brilliant.

Thats gone straight to our Astro' Guru for inclusion in future classes and lectures.

and have a good New Year too.
by gyro
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: A word to the WISE
Replies: 1
Views: 2331

Yup......'Heavens Above' have recently intoduced this page...
http://www.heavens-above.com/orbit.aspx?satid=36119
by gyro
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Dells running hot with Starry Night etc-cure.
Replies: 0
Views: 1989

Dells running hot with Starry Night etc-cure.

During extended periods of heavy CPU use my Dell LT would overheat and crash, especially during summer. I got a stand with fans which helped a little but portability and battery usage were a problem. I then found this App', written specifically for Dell machines, to manage the temperature controls a...
by gyro
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Astrophysics: free lessons on-line at Open Yale
Replies: 5
Views: 4002

Thanks R'
I am enjoying the lectures and the transcript is a handy ref' since he tends to go apace at times :lol:
by gyro
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: When pics from New Hubble Camera?
Replies: 8
Views: 4119

by gyro
Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Satellites: who owns what?
Replies: 28
Views: 4022

Rosanella wrote: Please excuse my very bad typing, today, but I have my right, writing hand in a sling after this morning carpal tunnel proceadure :roll:
Hope it won't be too long before you're strumming again. :D
by gyro
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: When pics from New Hubble Camera?
Replies: 8
Views: 4119

Follow the HST calibration and commissioning here...
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubbl ... g2009.html

It is scheduled to be up and running by Oct' to image the Lcross/Centaur lunar impacts.
by gyro
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: iPhone astro' software?
Replies: 6
Views: 4898

Re: iPhone planetarium software

In answering that Saturday night party Jupiter question, I'd have 'em all asleep by the time I'd read off Jupiter's moons' apparent mag's, size, distance, orbital velocities etc.:shock: Not often you hear Carpenter and Nerd in the same breath, :wink: :lol: A good place to check or IM on Astro softw...
by gyro
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Quicktime glitch and Starry Nights... Continued
Replies: 24
Views: 22067

Might be worth you trying a 'wanted' ad' under classified.
by gyro
Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Quicktime glitch and Starry Nights... Continued
Replies: 24
Views: 22067

Re: Quicktime glitch and Starry Nights... Continued

and whiz me on up to V6.3.3 It won't whizz you anywhere :( After installing vs 6, go to HELP > 'Check for Updates' and download any from the web. ie 6.3.3 SN ship only the basic vs 6 disc. Comets etc will update as before each time you open SN. As far as I know vs 6 did not have problems with QT, o...
by gyro
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: iPhone astro' software?
Replies: 6
Views: 4898

Some info' here.

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/07/20/stars-in ... -for-free/

Also some stuff on youtube as recent as a month ago.