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Postby steve-pinney » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:20 pm

Looking for something good to read while waiting for the weather to clear up.
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Re: Read anything good?

Postby stephen-jones » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:52 pm

It's been out a while, but I just finished reading "How I Killed Pluto (and Why It Had It Coming)" by Mike Brown (the discoverer of Eris, Haumea, Quaoar, et al). It's a terrific read.
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Re: Read anything good?

Postby steve-pinney » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:47 pm

Yep. Read that and you're right it was really good.
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Re: Read anything good?

Postby steve-fung » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:30 pm

I have been reading these to my kids to get them interested in science. While not all astronomy, I thought would appeal to this crowd:
1. Daniel Boorstin. The Discoverers
2. Bill Bryson. A Short History of Nearly Everything
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Re: Read anything good?

Postby steve-munsey » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:25 am

There was some talk a while back on the Netslyder about The Martian by Andy Weir
Just in case you didn't see it.
A lot of people liked it.

Its on my list now but I am currently approaching an astrophotography Black Hole
and not even the color green can escape its pull.......
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Re: Read anything good?

Postby steve-pinney » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:43 am

steve-munsey wrote:There was some talk a while back on the Netslyder about The Martian by Andy Weir
Just in case you didn't see it.
A lot of people liked it.

Its on my list now but I am currently approaching an astrophotography Black Hole
and not even the color green can escape its pull.......



I have downloaded it to my driod, read a couple of pages looks good, but its going to have to wait. I got started on Asimov's Foundation series . . again.

What are you getting ready to buy?????
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Re: Read anything good?

Postby steve-munsey » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:57 am

I want to eventually get either a DSO-1 or a Meade DSI III Pro

Currently I have a Meade DSI Color.
And I just recently purchased an Orion Auto Guider.
I Have tried the DSLR and have not givin up yet but I don't think its gonna be for me.
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Re: Read anything good?

Postby steve-fung » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:10 am

I want to eventually get either a DSO-1 or a Meade DSI III Pro

Currently I have a Meade DSI Color.
And I just recently purchased an Orion Auto Guider.
I Have tried the DSLR and have not givin up yet but I don't think its gonna be for me.

Steve - I think you posted to the wrong subject, maybe it's Tapatalk, which I noticed is a bit quirky.

I loved Asimov's Foundation and Robot series - read and reread all of them through grade, middle, and high school. All of you geeks will also know that they're making a Foundation movie

http://io9.com/hbo-will-make-asimovs-foundation-with-interstellars-jon-1657018306

Let's hope Hollywood does not screw it up...
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Re: Read anything good?

Postby stephen-jones » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:28 pm

He didn't post to the wrong topic... scroll up and read the whole conversation
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Re: Read anything good?

Postby steve-pinney » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:04 pm

Can you only respond to this thread if your name is Steve????
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