Look, up in the sky...

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  1. jocose

    jocose TPF Noob!

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    I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but since the cool people hang out here anyway, I figured it would get seen.

    I know that Santa was nice to some folks and they woke up Christmas morning to see a telescope under their trees (although I think they are all Brits, but oh, well)....

    Anyway, I thought you might be interested in this stuff that just came over the wire...


    FIREBALL ALERT: On Sunday morning, Jan. 15th, between approximately 1:56 and 1:59 a.m. PST (0956 - 0959 UT), a brilliant fireball will streak over northern California and Nevada. It's NASA's Stardust capsule, returning to Earth with samples of dust from Comet Wild 2. Observers along the flight path should have a marvelous view of this rare man-made meteor. Radio signals reflected from the capsule's ionized tail may be heard from a much wider area--hundreds to thousands of miles away. Visit http://spaceweather.com for maps and observing tips.


    INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION: The International Space Station is flying over the United States in mid-January during evening hours when it is easy to see. Would you like a phone call to alert you when the station is about to appear over your home town? Sign up for SpaceWeather PHONE:
    http://spaceweatherphone.com

    (also, for ISS related sightings, go here: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/index.html)



    Thanks, and that's all...we now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.
     
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    Sweeeeeet...Signed up! Wait...It costs money? I'll let you sign up, and then tell me.
     
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    does it? I didn't bother to check...I'm not terribly interested (isn't that awful to say?).

    Oh, I forgot the standard disclaimer that I am NOT endorsing any site...just presenting information :)
     
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    Yep...$5






    per month... :er:
     
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    screw that....it's a rip off...we have FREE websites that will tell you where the ISS is anytime you want...see, your tax money hard at work.
     

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