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It orbits about 27.5k kmh. I just spotted it as a nice surprise while out for a quick smoke. The wife just said to me: "you know there's two gardai hiding on the dark side of the moon in their speed van"

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It orbits about 27.5k kmh. I just spotted it as a nice surprise while out for a quick smoke. The wife just said to me: "you know there's two gardai hiding on the dark side of the moon in their speed van"

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I hope you told her that there's no such thing as the dark side of the moon :-)

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Replied by RandomPillars on topic Re: ISS & The Garda

Haha. I thought best to leave it go. When I start talking about astronomy, she generally loses the will to live!

Actually, come to think of it: what experience do others have regarding their other half and their interest, or lack of, for astronomy? I'd love to be able to have a chat about cosmology or just have a viewing session with the wife. Unfortunately, she has absolutely no interest in it.
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Replied by johnomahony on topic Re: ISS & The Garda

Haha. I thought best to leave it go. When I start talking about astronomy, she generally loses the will to live!

Actually, come to think of it: what experience do others have regarding their other half and their interest, or lack of, for astronomy? I'd love to be able to have a chat about cosmology or just have a viewing session with the wife. Unfortunately, she has absolutely no interest in it.


I have the same experience. My wife has no interest.
That does have its advantages. No problems with heading out overnight and crawling back into bed in the early hours of the morning or going away somewhere for the weekend to look at heavenly bodies-no questions asked!. How many husbands can say that? :laugh:
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Replied by lunartic_old on topic Re: ISS & The Garda

there's no such thing as the dark side of the moon


Are you kidding, it's one of the best albums ever made. :rock: :rock: :rock:

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Replied by flt158 on topic Re: ISS & The Garda

Well my wife Valerie is only too delighted to come out observing with me. Before I married her, a friend of mine asked me what would I sacrifice? I said the telescope as it was a huge one. But my Valerie said no way are getting rid of any telescope. So I replaced it with what I now have, and I think you all know the rest! She often comes down to Sandymount with the Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers.

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Replied by lunartic_old on topic Re: ISS & The Garda

My wife thinks that I am lacking something, you know, standing out in the cold and the dark.

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Replied by RandomPillars on topic Re: ISS & The Garda

John- hahaha- you are a very lucky man!

Aubrey- that's actually excellent.

Paul- you and me both...
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Replied by PaulWalsh on topic Re: ISS & The Garda

My wife pretends she has an interest in it, but when I wake her at stupid o clock to show her something she is never too happy
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Replied by dmolloy on topic Re: ISS & The Garda

I am delighted to say that my wife has an interest too, and living in a small village I can safely say that there is no other female in this village with such a comprehensive knowledge of the night sky....she does draw the line when it comes to standing more than a few minutes in the cold. She can easily point out constallations and major stars and the odd faint fuzzy. I mean she is not a fanatic and despite my offer to buy her a girls telescope (4" refractor) - she smells a rat and belives the telesope is really for me!.......tut tut tut..
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Replied by lunartic_old on topic Re: ISS & The Garda

her a girls telescope (4" refractor)


Cheek :p , I have a 4" refractor.

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Replied by flt158 on topic Re: ISS & The Garda

Try and bring it to Sandymount next week, Paul -if the skies are clear. I would like to see through it.

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Replied by lunartic_old on topic Re: ISS & The Garda

Will do Aubrey, along with the AZ4 mount.

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