« Reply #1433 on: Sep 11, 2015, 6:00 pm »
 
Kip,
I think you mean Arthur C Clarke ,(Charles C Clark is a proffesor of Orthopaedic Surgery!!) but you've got an excuse, you are old like me!!
Now you've got me looking for copies of his books!!  I can remember reading some of Asimov 's but that seems so long ago I cannot remember any of the titles!  Carl Sagan, also brilliant, if only more people took onboard some of the things he said.
Warby

Kip

« Reply #1432 on: Sep 11, 2015, 4:26 pm »
 
Gazza,
You were obviously not brought up in the Charles C Clarke,  Isacc Asimov or Carl Segan era.
I suspect more like the Harold Potter time.
Start off gently with Ladybird books and see how you go.
Kip

« Reply #1431 on: Sep 11, 2015, 1:00 pm »
 
I will give it a go.
I will give my Gary Norman verdict (film 2015)
 

« Reply #1430 on: Sep 11, 2015, 11:25 am »
 
May I suggest the late Karl Sagen's " Pale Blue Dot "?  :) My 16 yr old G/daughter had not heard of Sagen or this short film. She was in tears at the end.  ;)

« Reply #1429 on: Sep 11, 2015, 9:01 am »
 
Watched it once. Boring.
May do another movie. Watching filler dry.

« Reply #1428 on: Sep 11, 2015, 1:27 am »
 
Was aware of this but have not seen this footage...fascinating..thanks....

« Reply #1427 on: Sep 10, 2015, 10:03 pm »
 
May the Force be with you😊

Kip

« Reply #1426 on: Sep 10, 2015, 9:55 pm »
 
Very Humbling. You should watch it again Gazza
Kip

« Reply #1425 on: Sep 10, 2015, 9:50 pm »
 
Open your mind!!

« Reply #1424 on: Sep 10, 2015, 9:43 pm »
 
I thought my video was boring.

« Reply #1423 on: Sep 10, 2015, 8:33 pm »
 
Now for something mind boggling! A program (horizon) the other night  reminded me about  this short video, take your time to absorb what the guy is talking about!!   The part about looking at an area of the sky equivalent to the size of a grain of sand at arms length and seeing 10,000 galaxies is just, well boggling!,!
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« Reply #1422 on: Sep 10, 2015, 1:07 pm »
 
like mine but pretty

« Reply #1421 on: Sep 09, 2015, 8:13 am »
 

« Reply #1420 on: Sep 05, 2015, 9:43 pm »
 
On the same theme we have another but smaller type 150mms diameter, with the pleasing appearance of "Baked Alaska" However, THIS did not have any bird poo kindly deposited to give the passer by any kind of scale.
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

« Reply #1419 on: Sep 05, 2015, 9:17 pm »
 
They WERE furtively turgid when gently pressed with an extended finger. Fear of expulsion resulted in a pull back to avoid a face full of something not wished for during a pleasant meander. There are two conjoined and are spheroidaly encompassing. Gee theres GOT to be some pressurised stuff waiting to catch a passer by unawares. PS its bird poo on the right one to give you some hint of size. Puff BALLS is perhaps a good suggestion and---
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT