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by zong
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: John Dobson, creator of "Dobsonian telescope", passes away
Replies: 8
Views: 3969

John Dobson, creator of "Dobsonian telescope", passes away

From: http://www.sidewalkastronomers.us/ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 5:15 pm est In Memoriam: John Dobson (1915 - 2014) It is with heavy hearts that we must report the passing of John Dobson. He died peacefully this morning, Wednesday, January 15th, in Burbank, California. He was 98 years old. He le...
by zong
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Toa Payoh Sidewalk Astronomy tonight outside Courts - 18 Jun
Replies: 158
Views: 57940

Re: Toa Payoh Central Sidewalk Astronomy tonight - 27 Dec 20

Omg orly, I haven't seen a double transit in all my life of observation. Thank you for the chance to see it in picture at least!

Is it ok if I re-share that picture in the Seattle astronomy forums?
by zong
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Coffee corner
Topic: For Star Trek and Enterprise Lovers
Replies: 14
Views: 11971

Re: For Star Trek and Enterprise Lovers

Is the plane ferrying the Enterprise, or is the Enterprise pulling the plane along? :P
by zong
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Coffee corner
Topic: Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park - potential sidewalk venue
Replies: 9
Views: 1946

Re: New Bishan Park - potential sidewalk venue

Been there a few times, even at night. The streetlamps are there as usual, but nothing worse than our Toa Payoh Library spot. Mosquitoes abound, it's a construction site the last time I went there in September just before I flew. Another thing to note is there isn't a carpark in the park itself, so ...
by zong
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Astelco NTM-500
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: Astelco NTM-500

Oooh nice. But I wonder how much power it drains just to get that done. Probably not recommended for those with a mobile setup..
by zong
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Jupiter at Opposition
Replies: 13
Views: 1865

Re: Jupiter at Opposition

That's a lot of details! It was cloudy here on opposition night and I didn't get to see anything :(
by zong
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Feedback Corner/Test Corner
Topic: The new forum
Replies: 9
Views: 7847

Re: The new forum

Hmm, seems like a lot of people were using the Recent Topics mod on the old forum. Anyway, there's a similar (if not the same) feature already natively implemented into the forum. You can use the "View new posts" link on the top to the left of your PM inbox. This will list all threads that have new ...
by zong
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Feedback Corner/Test Corner
Topic: Youtube embed
Replies: 1
Views: 3149

Youtube embed



Just testing bbcodes for fun. You can now embed youtube videos in the forum by copying the youtube video ID in between youtube tags. Enjoy :)
by zong
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Singastro.org Announcements & News
Topic: Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)
Replies: 8
Views: 5918

Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)

Hi guys, the forum has been upgraded. Hopefully the new user registration system will deter spammer registrations. Yay! If anyone notices any problems with the new systems, please post them here in the thread so I can fix them. Also, we are starting fresh with the forum mods, so if you desperately w...
by zong
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: ECP star+prata party
Replies: 17
Views: 3339

Heh sorry Elton, I thought with the F1 going on nobody was interested in coming early so I took my time going there :P Thanks to elton (shirox), kevin (cloud_cover), kelvin (cataclysm), clifford (clifford60), and remus (rcj) for coming! That was a fun last gathering. Sorry I forgot to bring enough m...