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Some of my small kit projects are finally getting done - electronic bag pipes for my steam punk telescope, Apache "lego" helicopter kit, race car and windmill kit. I've got a PT-109 kit that's been waiting for about 10 years. I should try my hand at that....
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If I end up having to take extended time off I have a (RC) 88" wingspan Bf-109E that still needs to be built.

In the meantime, have breakfast with Mr. Sagan :)

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yes I have some very strange things saved in my astronomy folders...
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Since it's cloudy and raining and forecast to stay that way for another week :evil: , I'll probably resume work on a small HO train layout for my grandsons. We're taking short walks around the neighborhood 3X a day - necessary to keep from going cabin crazy.
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Momma bear is working from home so I gotta keep the noise down. No didge practice.
Got to time to dig into some books I picked up that Michael (Helicon) recommended.
Ancient Egyptian dictionaries and such.
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Just cooling my heels. I'd like a bowl of Astronom-os though. My nephew (9) as of the 17th was over today because school is canceled. He had some fruit loops.
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Free audiobook:

https://librivox.org/science-in-short-c ... -williams/

Science in Short Chapters
W. Mattieu WILLIAMS (1820 - 1892)

This is a collection of articles written by W. Mattieu Williams on different subjects, that in his opinion "are likely to be interesting to all readers who are sufficiently intelligent to prefer sober fact to sensational fiction, but who, at the same time, do not profess to be scientific specialists." This book offers and intriguing glimpse into the scientific ideas of late 19th century. Though nowadays these essays should not be seen as wholly scientifically accurate, they are still entertaining and in many basic aspects remain truthful. - Summary by Kikisaulite


You can listen online or download the entire book in one go (as a zip). Lots of amazing astronomy in this book.
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helicon wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:23 pm
Just cooling my heels. I'd like a bowl of Astronom-os though. My nephew (9) as of the 17th was over today because school is canceled. He had some fruit loops.
You can always print out the box and put the fruit loops inside :)
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Lady Fraktor wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:02 pm
In the meantime, have breakfast with Mr. Sagan :)
Fortified with star stuff

I suppose there's no contravention of the trades description act there then!
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Lady Fraktor wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:41 am
LunarbuggyfoldingBW.pdf

SR-71 Blackbird.pdf
Thanks Gabrielle, now I just need a cutout rocket, unless that Blackbird can be piggybacked and get the buggy to the moon!
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:29 pm
Lady Fraktor wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:41 am
LunarbuggyfoldingBW.pdf

SR-71 Blackbird.pdf
Thanks Gabrielle, now I just need a cutout rocket, unless that Blackbird can be piggybacked and get the buggy to the moon!
Damn near close. :)

Finest piece of machinery this country ever put together. (IMHO)
The A-10 Warthog comes in a close second. (See above caveat)

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Yesterday was my first day back. The owner is strictly working from home processing bids for the company.
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Going stir crazy? Then train like an astronaut, mimic space

"Attitude is everything: I'm on an adventure in a confined space with a small crew for a long duration mission, with occasional space walks and resupply missions. Sounds like astronaut training to me."

Full article - https://phys.org/news/2020-03-crazy-ast ... space.html
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JimMinCT wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:06 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:29 pm
Lady Fraktor wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:41 am
LunarbuggyfoldingBW.pdf

SR-71 Blackbird.pdf
Thanks Gabrielle, now I just need a cutout rocket, unless that Blackbird can be piggybacked and get the buggy to the moon!
Damn near close. :)

Finest piece of machinery this country ever put together. (IMHO)
The A-10 Warthog comes in a close second. (See above caveat)

Due to a visit from our son last week, (He lives in San Diego), I was put on home study by my job. (Online training).
Yesterday was my first day back. The owner is strictly working from home processing bids for the company.
Cheers, be safe!
You got that right Jim!

The SR-71 is an awesome piece of design. Used to watch them take off from Kadena AFB in Okinawa as a kid in 1970.
The A-10 is another fine machine. Along with the B-52 and the C-130.
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I'm watching the Mario Cuomo show. It can go on for hours, aaagh! Luckily my son had this unopened SR-71 Revell kit that I gave him a long time ago and that he never opened. Let me see if I can put it to good use...

PS There was no glue included, is this normal??
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Another model, this one is Chandra:
https://science.nasa.gov/science-red/s3 ... Models.pdf
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Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.
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SkyHiker wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:51 pm
I'm watching the Mario Cuomo show. It can go on for hours, aaagh! Luckily my son had this unopened SR-71 Revell kit that I gave him a long time ago and that he never opened. Let me see if I can put it to good use...

PS There was no glue included, is this normal??
Yep, Henk. Revell kits don't include glue or any paint you may want to use to detail things. This is typical of plastic models. Good luck with the kit!

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How To Make These Next Few Weeks A Little Easier, Courtesy Of Birds

If you already have the gear, may as well put it to good use. :)

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/how- ... -of-birds/
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SCIENCE SALON # 109
Neil Shubin — Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA

https://www.skeptic.com/science-salon/n ... ls-to-dna/
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Lady Fraktor wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:53 pm
Another model, this one is Chandra:
https://science.nasa.gov/science-red/s3 ... Models.pdf
Hmmm, but can it carry toilet paper? :lol:

These are pretty cool, Gabby. It's kind of inspirational. If there is a JWST model, I'm going to build it!
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