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Old 12-01-2008, 05:54 AM   #1
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The Heavens Smile Upon us (well, some of us ;-))

A celestial smile is beaming down upon the Antipodes tonight, augering better times to come. Unfortunately you northern hemispherians won't be bestowed with such favour

Venus, Jupiter and crescent moon create smiley face above Australia | National News | News.com.au

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Old 12-01-2008, 08:15 AM   #2
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Well, I have one thing to say about this.....ahhhhhhhhhh.....
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How cool!


If you get a chance, take a photo!
Just saw the photo in your linked article. Amazing!
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very cool.
i will get the telescope out tonight at sunset. i don't have a camera hooked up but i'll try my digital camera with full zoom.
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We saw that last evening in California. The planets were brighter than I've seen in a long time.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:32 PM   #6
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photo courtesy of dh2b - he used his dad's old fashioned collapsible tripod.

Question for the students - why do we see the "smile" in one direction and our Australian friends see it the other way?
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Question for the students - why do we see the "smile" in one direction and our Australian friends see it the other way?

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An easy one...because they are standing on their heads!

What did I win?
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An easy one...because they are standing on their heads! What did I win?
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Consolation Prize - a kangaroo just left a nice big deposit on your keyboard.
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Great pic! I went outside a little while ago and took a look...kind of reminds me of the chin-rest where I park my chin when I get my eyes examined....
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