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18 years 4 months ago #25325 by johnflannery
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I'd really like to see a few more folks here coming up with some Irish Firsts'


here's hoping the full Messier Marathon in Turkey will be a first! If tonight's penumbral is clouded out then I'm on for an IFAS lunar eclipse expedition next year :D . . . think my last lunar eclipse was 1992. Some of the SDAS people have seen THREE total solar eclipses and never seen a lunar one . . . Irish weather :(


the detection of cyanogen in comet Halley in 1910 caused a bit of a panic when astronomers announced the Earth would actually pass through the tail of the comet that year. Apparently some enterprising punter did a roaring trade in "Comet Pills" that would counter the effect of the poisonous gas. More info on the episode in Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan's book "Comet".

John

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18 years 4 months ago #25344 by martinastro
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Thats a great book John isnt it. I have one of the old versions with all the lovely images included. I heard the updated version does not have these.

Martin Mc Kenna

coruscations attending the whole length of the luminosity, giving to the phenomena the aspect of a wrathful messenger, and not that of a tranquil body pursuing a harmless course..comet of 1680

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