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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 359
Posted By gaa_ian
Living the dream sounds like a great thing....

Living the dream sounds like a great thing. Having kids (teenagers especially) adds a different dimension to this. i also like to engage with the world we live in and I hopefully make a difference....
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By gaa_ian
I am very pleased to see that with the approval...

I am very pleased to see that with the approval of the EIS for the Aquis resort (for better or worse) that the specific recommendations I put forward have been adopted by the Qld Auditor General is...
Forum: Nightscapes 17-12-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By gaa_ian
Western Qld Storm

This had to be experienced to be believed tonight. This is just one of the scenes from tonight from multiple storms from horizon to horizon. (Use the fit to window tool to get the effect)
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 16-12-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,120
Posted By gaa_ian
With a bit of a break in the weather out here in...

With a bit of a break in the weather out here in Western Qld, i did an impromptu Astronomy night up till about 9:15pm and saw just 1 geminid rising up from the radiant just behind the trees. Saw...
Forum: General Chat 16-12-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By gaa_ian
It would be great to see you up there Gary !

It would be great to see you up there Gary !
Forum: Solar System 16-12-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,443
Posted By gaa_ian
Sounds like you need an observatory Kevin, I can...

Sounds like you need an observatory Kevin, I can help you there ;)
Forum: General Chat 16-12-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By gaa_ian
You would be surprized just how good wet season...

You would be surprized just how good wet season nights can be. When it does clear, the seeing and transparancy can be superb :thumbsup:
Otherwise many FNQ astronomers are also weather watchers :lol:
Forum: Solar System 15-12-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,443
Posted By gaa_ian
Great Shot Kevin ! Is that with a long lens or a...

Great Shot Kevin ! Is that with a long lens or a scope ? I am going to try and photograph tonight, any tips ?
Forum: General Chat 15-12-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By gaa_ian
That would be great, look us up when you get...

That would be great, look us up when you get there :-)
Thanks everyone for your well wishes !
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 15-12-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,120
Posted By gaa_ian
I could not manage to get up when I woke at 2...

I could not manage to get up when I woke at 2 this morning (I have work at 6 !) but I did go out for a look just after 4 and saw one straight away. Then another bright one soon after, against the...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 14-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 353
Posted By gaa_ian
Yep, that looks good thanks

Yep, that looks good thanks
Forum: Solar System 14-12-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,443
Posted By gaa_ian
That's not a bad one, thanks. but it runs out...

That's not a bad one, thanks. but it runs out tomorrow and is a bit too zoomed in for most folk to find. I must get myself better set up with a star chart that updates with current comets ! I have...
Forum: Solar System 14-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,443
Posted By gaa_ian
Anyone have a good simple finder chart for...

Anyone have a good simple finder chart for southern hemisphere I can share ?
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 14-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 353
Posted By gaa_ian
Does anyone have a good simple map of Lovejoy I...

Does anyone have a good simple map of Lovejoy I can share with others ?
Forum: General Chat 14-12-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By gaa_ian
My new astronomy Shop in FNQ

Well, I am feeling a bit pleased with myself and I just had to let all my IIS mates know, as I have now opened my own Astronomy Shop in Cairns Far North Qld to support our long running online...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 14-12-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,120
Posted By gaa_ian
The Geminids Meteor shower is producing a good...

The Geminids Meteor shower is producing a good number of Bright Meteors out here in Western Qld. I saw 14 in a 1/2 period at 3 am this morning. Looking again tonight (Sunday 14th) from 11pm & hope to...
Forum: Software and Computers 22-11-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By gaa_ian
That is an awesome bit of cloud mapping !

That is an awesome bit of cloud mapping !
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 22-11-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By gaa_ian
Welcome back Bob :welcome: It is always good to...

Welcome back Bob :welcome:
It is always good to have people come back into the fold !
When I came into Astronomy Ice In Space was just coming into being, we were moving from Astronomy being for the...
Forum: Solar System 20-11-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,443
Posted By gaa_ian
I Think Lovejoy is getting Brighter as Today is...

I Think Lovejoy is getting Brighter as Today is Terrys Birthday !
Happy Birthday Terry, you are a legendary Comet hunter :bowdown:
Forum: Beginners Talk 19-11-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By gaa_ian
I am glad someone else saw some taurids ! I...

I am glad someone else saw some taurids !
I think it is a great meteor shower to plan an observing night around.
Few in number, but slow enought to the another "Look Meteor"
Forum: General Chat 18-11-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,927
Posted By gaa_ian
Well folks, what ever we thinks as AA's with...

Well folks, what ever we thinks as AA's with 10,000's of hour out under the night sky between us, the public LOVE this stuff !
I have access to the National Geo, Discovery and History channels ATM....
Forum: General Chat 18-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,927
Posted By gaa_ian
:rofl: :ship2: Beam me up ISS (Inter Stellar...

:rofl: :ship2:
Beam me up ISS (Inter Stellar Spaceship)
For the record, I believe there is bound to be life "Out There"
I do not believe "they" have been or ever will come "Here"
It defies...
Forum: General Chat 18-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,927
Posted By gaa_ian
Like some of my fellow observers here I have had...

Like some of my fellow observers here I have had 100's of hour observing and no "Encounters"
However, this one (http://www.askthescienceguru.com/ufos-strange-blue-lights-nhulunbuy-nt) I could not...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 17-11-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By gaa_ian
Thanks Hugh, good pick up. That is a much...

Thanks Hugh, good pick up.
That is a much better insight into what they have actually found ! Pretty much exactly the opposite of what turns out to be commentary on the image alone !
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 16-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By gaa_ian
Rosetta and Philae's Findings

It is great to see some images and the preliminary science observations from the surface of the comet, with a geological summary from ESA...
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