Looking for the Silver Lining

7 months 1 week ago #108411 by lunartic
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With the current situation concerning Covid-19, it is difficult to see the silver lining.  Being sent home from work for the foreseeable future, at least when I go out into the back garden on  those rare clear nights, I won't be thinking about the six o'clock alarm call and can stay out longer.
Sometimes it's the little things that keep you going.
Stay safe everyone.
Paul

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.

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7 months 1 week ago #108412 by flt158
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I agree with you, Paul.
But when are we going to have another clear night?
Thursday maybe.

I bursting to see more doubles and carbons in Cancer the Crab.

Clear skies,

Aubrey.
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7 months 1 week ago #108413 by Seanie_Morris
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I'm hoping for more clear nights. It's been a very stormy Winter/Spring this year, with a lot of windy nights when it was clear. Not great for a truss Dob!

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7 months 1 week ago #108416 by Keith g
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I was thinking the same today Paul, at least we can reconnect with nature a bit more for a while. 

Stay safe.

Keith.

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7 months 1 week ago #108421 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi lads, 

Pretty grim stuff alright. I can't imagine how the most vulnerable in our society must feel at this point. And you're spot on when you say about looking for a 'silver lining' - whatever that might mean to each individual will be different of course - but for me I'm getting to spend lots more time with my family, and my daughter and I were doing all sorts of astronomy related stuff today.

What's more, during the time I spent at the eyepiece on Sunday night I was oblivious to what was going on in the world. For those couple of hours all was peaceful, and I felt the benefit of it the following day. Something tells me that I'm going to need a whole load of clear nights over the coming months though.

We live in hope,

Darren,



  
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