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Old 29-04-2016, 09:24 PM
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A call for updates to the Glossary and Acronyms list

Hi,

I'm working on an update to this, to send in to Mike.

So, any suggestions for new terms or glaring omissions?

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Hi,

I'm working on an update to this, to send in to Mike.

So, any suggestions for new terms or glaring omissions?

Cheers
Bump - and last call
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Geoff,

I read this in a book just last night. Had to learn what an APPARITION was.

In the course of an 8-year cycle, Venus will be seen to complete ten apparitions (five in the morning and five in the evening), each apparition lasting about 35 weeks (9 months).

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I have seen references to "averted vision" - what is it and how does it work?
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Averted vision is a technique for viewing faint objects which uses peripheral vision. It involves not looking directly at the object, but looking a little off to the side, while continuing to concentrate on the object.

Read more here, quite a few tips on technique:

http://https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Averted_vision
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Averted vision

Thanks for this!


and there was me thinking it had to do with looking away when caught staring at an attractive one of the opposite sex ;-))
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and there was me thinking it had to do with looking away when caught staring at an attractive one of the opposite sex ;-))
Contextually, that'd be correct too...
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