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2012-06-05 12:14:23 AM
it's the same old thing as yesterday
 
2012-06-05 12:27:53 AM
Damn it,subby. Now I have King Of Pain playing in my head.

Farking LOVE that song.
 
2012-06-05 01:03:58 AM
There's a little black snot in my nose today
In the same old spot as yesterday

Well I picked it before until I was in pain
Drove that little black booger up around my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that I'll end this pain
But it's my destiny to pick my snot in vain

Here's a little green green booger let's just pull him out
He's a nice one
Chew him up don't spit him out
Here's some more now
Yellow chartreuse golden red

But this black one
Can't get it out of my head

Pick in vain
I'll always pick snot in vain
I'll always pick snot in vain
 
2012-06-05 01:06:33 AM

Apos: Damn it,subby. Now I have King Of Pain playing in my head.

Farking LOVE that song.


Whenever I get a song stuck in my head, badly, I find that alternate lyrics always come into play in erasing it.
 
2012-06-05 01:12:42 AM
I really don't know what I'm going to do today. Watch it online? Try to watch it for real? Completely forget?
 
2012-06-05 01:13:02 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Apos: Damn it,subby. Now I have King Of Pain playing in my head.

Farking LOVE that song.

Whenever I get a song stuck in my head, badly, I find that alternate lyrics always come into play in erasing it.


So I see.
 
2012-06-05 01:15:34 AM

Apos: Marcus Aurelius: Apos: Damn it,subby. Now I have King Of Pain playing in my head.

Farking LOVE that song.

Whenever I get a song stuck in my head, badly, I find that alternate lyrics always come into play in erasing it.

So I see.


Try singing it a few times. It'll grow on you. Trust me.
 
2012-06-05 01:20:34 AM
Sunspots cast a glare in my eyes
Sometimes I forget I'm alive
 
2012-06-05 01:51:09 AM
Choke on a crust of bread, subby.
;)

/good headline
 
2012-06-05 01:59:45 AM
#14 welder glass and binoculars. it's gonna be cloudy with my luck.
 
2012-06-05 03:27:19 AM
Gonna be at dawn tomorrow morning here in the Netherlands, but the weather is NOT going to cooperate by the looks of things.

Difficulty is I agreed to volunteering for an event we're holding at our university observatory without realizing that cloudy != having to be in by 430am, but I just got an email that we still have to come in because "some people might." If anyone knows a good way to get out of that let me know, difficulty here is the organizer's my adviser.
 
2012-06-05 06:39:11 AM
It's the same old sale as yesterday.
 
2012-06-05 07:08:43 AM
I am on the camera on the Lunt solar telescope at the Auckland Observatory all day, trying to provide a rolling feed to the website. Images will, if it works, be stunning.

Unfortunately it looks like all we are going to see is cloud :(
 
2012-06-05 07:26:18 AM
SpikeStrip


#14 welder glass and binoculars. it's gonna be cloudy with my luck.

I hope you're joking as that' is a really farking bad combination.

// Great headline subby.
 
2012-06-05 07:32:51 AM
30 years in the same location I have stayed, we're located next door to Willie's Fun Arcade.
 
2012-06-05 07:33:50 AM
I've built a couple of solar projection telescopes for the event. We've had rain for several days, so I haven't even been able to test them yet. In all likelihood we'll be clouded out; but the forecast has dropped from 97% cloud cover to 82%, so here's hoping. If we have clouds, I'm guessing we'll just toss one of the feeds from NASA up on the screen in the main lecture hall.

Good luck with your events, Andromeda and gaspode.
 
2012-06-05 07:39:55 AM
Starting our IVF today.
I predict we're going to have a girl.
 
2012-06-05 07:59:07 AM
The second solar blockage event in as many months, and we're going to be rained out of both.

WASHINGTON, SOMETIMES YOU PISS ME.
 
2012-06-05 07:59:40 AM
I bought a copy of the Journal of Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon to celebrate.
 
2012-06-05 08:12:41 AM
Cloudy again, damn it.
 
2012-06-05 08:13:28 AM

Andromeda: Gonna be at dawn tomorrow morning here in the Netherlands, but the weather is NOT going to cooperate by the looks of things.

Difficulty is I agreed to volunteering for an event we're holding at our university observatory without realizing that cloudy != having to be in by 430am, but I just got an email that we still have to come in because "some people might." If anyone knows a good way to get out of that let me know, difficulty here is the organizer's my adviser.


Much easier to just do it. Do not negatively deviate from expectations. Be a team player while humming Police tunes. This too shall pass.
 
2012-06-05 08:14:24 AM
I'm reminding everyone I see that the transit of Venus is today. So they shouldn't forget to look at the sun this afternoon.

/it's like an eclipse, but really small.
/You might need a magnifying glass to see it.
 
2012-06-05 08:40:07 AM
It's gonna be mostly sunny here in Baltimore, so I should be able to see it. I think I'm going to the Maryland Science Center; they're having a free event for it. Though I might drive a bit further out and hang out with one of the local astronomy clubs, but the nearest one is about an hour away from me.
 
2012-06-05 08:44:24 AM
You may find this link to be of service:

transit simulator
 
2012-06-05 08:47:05 AM
It's cloudy here in NC with an oncoming storm. I hope it clears up by this afternoon or tomorrow morning.
 
2012-06-05 08:47:50 AM

RevCarter: I bought a copy of the Journal of Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon to celebrate.


Thomas Pynchon's account is more fun, if you can get past the language.
 
2012-06-05 08:48:59 AM
Forecast here in Houston is for party cloudy. As with the rest of the nerds here, I'm hoping for a sunny afternoon so I can go down the Museum of Natural Sciences and look through one of the filtered telescopes they will have set up for the public.
 
2012-06-05 08:50:19 AM

OnlyM3: SpikeStrip


#14 welder glass and binoculars. it's gonna be cloudy with my luck.
I hope you're joking as that' is a really farking bad combination.

// Great headline subby.


Would it be fine without the binoculars? NASA says that a #14 is good.
 
2012-06-05 08:54:02 AM

Ass Exploder: You may find this link to be of service:

transit simulator


Note that after the Sun sets, you won't be able to see it.
Need an online telescope feed from a place it's not cloudy.

/Forecast looks cloudy here in central Virginia.
 
2012-06-05 08:59:13 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: RevCarter: I bought a copy of the Journal of Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon to celebrate.

Thomas Pynchon's account is more fun, if you can get past the language.


Yea, that's my second-favorite pynchon book.
 
2012-06-05 09:01:09 AM
Black hole in the sun?
 
2012-06-05 09:05:19 AM
It always seems when things like this happens, its always cloudy in Massachusetts
 
2012-06-05 09:14:00 AM
There's a chance it'll be clear enough to see here for once, but I probably can't get a clear view of the sun. I'll probably resign myself to watching it online. :/
 
2012-06-05 09:35:15 AM
Already got the telescope packed, the posterboard viewing screen assembled, and viewing location scouted and approved by the land owners.

....which means it's going to start raining.
 
2012-06-05 09:45:13 AM
ApatheticMonkey
2012-06-05 08:50:19 AM

OnlyM3: SpikeStrip


#14 welder glass and binoculars. it's gonna be cloudy with my luck.
I hope you're joking as that' is a really farking bad combination.

// Great headline subby.

Would it be fine without the binoculars? NASA says that a #14 is good.

#14 alone are fine yes. Adding any magnification (telescope, binocs) is not.

They do sell sun safe shades for Binocs/telescopes, but #14 welding shields are a whole different thing.
 
2012-06-05 09:46:32 AM
It is dumping rain here and the transit is due to start @3PM, perhaps weather will clear. If any of you do get photos please post them here or email me. Thanks.
 
2012-06-05 09:46:43 AM

Andromeda: Gonna be at dawn tomorrow morning here in the Netherlands, but the weather is NOT going to cooperate by the looks of things.

Difficulty is I agreed to volunteering for an event we're holding at our university observatory without realizing that cloudy != having to be in by 430am, but I just got an email that we still have to come in because "some people might." If anyone knows a good way to get out of that let me know, difficulty here is the organizer's my adviser.


Let him know you can't watch something cross the sun when the sun isn't out for you...? =)
 
2012-06-05 09:52:40 AM

Andromeda: If anyone knows a good way to get out of that let me know, difficulty here is the organizer's my adviser.


Bring some beer and snacks in case no one shows up; your adviser will love you.

Rustle up some awesome pics from the interwebs in case some people do show up, including an orbit sketch and an explanation of why this happens at the interval it does. The people and your adviser will love you.

That's my advice.
 
2012-06-05 09:58:57 AM
 
2012-06-05 10:10:39 AM
Its Juneuary here in Seattle. So rain, clouds, women dressed as sherpas again
 
2012-06-05 10:23:27 AM
Hmmm...my Lincoln welding helmet goes up to #13. If I wear my #5 oxygen glasses underneath it, how do you think my odds of blindness are?
 
2012-06-05 10:32:45 AM
I'll be trolling for webcams, because, like many in this thread, it's gonna be cloudy here.
 
2012-06-05 10:37:08 AM
According to the article, this is going to start at 5:09 PM Central and be best viewable around sunset.

Will the sun be bright enough around sunset for a pinhole in a piece of cardboard to work? I really want to see this with my daughter tonight, and I'm not going to be able to get anything like welders glass while I'm at work today.
 
2012-06-05 10:48:28 AM

Ardilla: According to the article, this is going to start at 5:09 PM Central and be best viewable around sunset.

Will the sun be bright enough around sunset for a pinhole in a piece of cardboard to work? I really want to see this with my daughter tonight, and I'm not going to be able to get anything like welders glass while I'm at work today.


I'll give you the link I posted in the other thread: Link. It's a little solar projector you can make easily with a mirror and some tape. The Transit of Venus site has a few other ways you can safely view the transit, but most of them require construction and parts you'll have trouble getting on short notice.
 
2012-06-05 10:54:09 AM

Ardilla: According to the article, this is going to start at 5:09 PM Central and be best viewable around sunset.

Will the sun be bright enough around sunset for a pinhole in a piece of cardboard to work? I really want to see this with my daughter tonight, and I'm not going to be able to get anything like welders glass while I'm at work today.


If you can see the sun, you'll have enough light to project through a pinhole onto another sheet of something, paper or cardboard. Similar to this.
 
2012-06-05 11:02:31 AM

Starry Heavens: Andromeda: If anyone knows a good way to get out of that let me know, difficulty here is the organizer's my adviser.

Bring some beer and snacks in case no one shows up; your adviser will love you.

Rustle up some awesome pics from the interwebs in case some people do show up, including an orbit sketch and an explanation of why this happens at the interval it does. The people and your adviser will love you.

That's my advice.


That's excellent. Mine was just going to be "suck it up and go ".
 
2012-06-05 11:02:46 AM

Starry Heavens: Andromeda: If anyone knows a good way to get out of that let me know, difficulty here is the organizer's my adviser.

Bring some beer and snacks in case no one shows up; your adviser will love you.

Rustle up some awesome pics from the interwebs in case some people do show up, including an orbit sketch and an explanation of why this happens at the interval it does. The people and your adviser will love you.

That's my advice.


University is providing breakfast for everyone so there is that, beer and snacks aren't really what people crave at 5am (as it will be here when the sun rises!).

We've got a newly minted PhD student who'll be streaming it for us from Mexico in case it's cloudy here... already told the adviser if it's raining I'm not showing up, as only way to get in at 430am is via a half hour cycle ride and I'm not that Dutch to go in the rain!
 
2012-06-05 11:06:47 AM

zerkalo: Its Juneuary here in Seattle. So rain, clouds, women dressed as sherpas again


I put all my winter stuff away too early. Yeah, it's back to the boots and raingear. Dammit, I wanted to see the eclipse and transit.
 
2012-06-05 11:11:11 AM
The Meade 10" SCT is ready. I don't have any Baader Filter material, so I'm just gonna project onto white cardboard. Going to also affix a large peice of cardboard around my scope to cast a nice shadow to project onto.

/Cleveland, TN

//cloudy now, but clearing expected

///gonna YouTube it
 
2012-06-05 11:11:44 AM
Thanks, plaidhat and HotIgneous Intruder. I think the shoe-box projector is likely to be the best I can do on short notice. I really appreciate the help!
 
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