projectorion when did that happen?
projectorion when did that happen?
Hello friends, old and new! I am an informal science educator, with focus on astronomy. I look forward to exploring this new site and meeting some new folks. And of course, talking about astronomy!
I'm 19, from Egypt, studying in college for a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, living in Dubai in the Middle East at the moment and looking forward to good times here, now that the previous BABB is all but a memory now
I am a 23 year old working on my second B.S. degree which is in Applied Physics. The first was in Computer Science and Math. I am the current founder of the Einstein@Home, LHC@Home, SETI@Home, and orbit@home teams. I will graduate in December and hopefully people will be offering me a job sometime soon.
Hi everyone. I am a 37 year old physician specialised in Internal and Lung Medicine. I work at a German University Hospital situated in the North of Bavaria. Interests include general science, literature, classical music and, well, astronomy.
I've been on the BaBB since this summer. Great way to spend your free time!
My name's Mark, I live in the U.K and I am a long term lurker on the old BABB. I have decided to take the plunge and register now that the merger has taken place. Just seemed like a good time to do it!
I'm 37 and I work as a techie in the I.T industry.
Love most things Sci/Tech but most of all I love my two sons, Adam(7) and Tom(4).
Nice to meet you all.
Sorry for interrupting, but just wanted to say welcome to the board Mark.
Thanks azazul and now I shall return this thread to those wishing to introduce themselves
I'm a 19 year old physics/astronomy student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Other then being an astro-nut for over five years now, I do a fair bit of writing when those physics courses don't get in the way (even had one UT article earlier this summer, hopefully the first of many more!). Looking forward to talking to you all!
Oh yes and before I forget, am I the only one who has the date I last visited as "12-31-1969"? Makes me feel like Colt...
Hi to old and new friends!
I'm 45 and work as a meteorologist in Oklahoma. I have many other interests, which include languages (both human and computer), computers, geography, and astronomy, to name a few. I've been a member of the BABB for a year or so, I guess.
The BABB was a significant, but enjoyable, strain on my spare time, and I'm concerned that the BAUT board may be too much for me to keep track of, but we'll see. I like the new BB software, so maybe I'll survive.
Hi everyone old and new, (including Project Orion who I never got chance to chat with on BABB. Please stick around a while.)
I'm 38, born - as the handle suggests - in west Yorkshire England, married 3 years, no kids, none planned.
I did a degree in electrical engineering, currently I work for a biggish IT firm supporting geographic information systems.
My interests are pretty varied Ė as well as astronomy and astrophotography Iím into archaeology and ancient history. Iíve done brief stints on an archaeological dig, and still once a year don 12-century clothing and live the life of a peasant at a Viking reconstruction village near York, including spit-roasting a pig.
I enjoy travelling, particularly if it has a historical or archaeological element to it Ė most recently, a visit to Cambodia. (Go there, incidentally. Itís a beautiful country with great people.)
Love music, both listening to and playing.
Haha, yeah I have that too.Originally Posted by Andromeda321
Hey everyone, I figured I'd go along and reintroduce myself here like some of the others. I'm a junior math and astronomy major at Cornell University. I'm also a musician and generally can get interested in a wide range of subjects. I look forward to perusing this new board!
well, i'll reintroduce myself - i am damienpaul of Barooga, New South Wales, Australia
I am a school teacher, meteorologist, geologist and training climatologist
just recently came out of hospital, almost had a stroke (at 29!)...but are on the mend
I'm Pete and from Bad Astronomy.
I'm a teacher of math and physics in highschool and really enjoy discussing astronomy alsthough most of what is discussed here is way over my head.
I also just got high speed which is way better than the dialup service I had! I think that's the real reason the websites decided to merge...I'm just that important! Ha!
The emoticons only seem to post in the tiltle. Am I missing something?
See the instructions in the About BAUT thread in the General topics section.Originally Posted by peter eldergill
...hello to all intelligent life forms everywhere ...
and to everyone else out there,
the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys.
Here from the BA
a headinthesky beancounter
name and avatar show my two favorite realms
No matter where you go, there you are.
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I just got this error:
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Yep Pete, I just PMd Fraser about that.
Anyways to reintroduce myself.
I am StarLab, resident of Los Angeles in CA of the Grand 'Ol USA.
I joined UT on April 20th 2004 after receiving the UT newsletter since that January.
I'm a High School Senior now, and I've been growing up with UT and the gang ever since I joined, and BAUT to me is the marriage of two great online families!
I'm Brenda and I live in Santa Barbara, CA.
I was mostly a lurker on the BABB, but have been spending so much time there of late, I guess I will start posting more. I'm still a junior member...
I'm interested in astronomy, but the weather here is not too good for casual viewing in the summer.
Also, just got my motorcycle license last year. Another big time eater!
Wow, I had no idea there were so many kids my age on this sight! I'm a 15 year old high school student from Washington. The state, not the place with all the republicans. I'm really interested in theoretical physics, particularly the idea of the higgs field and higgs particle. I also enjoy astronomy, and am trying to start an astrophysics club at my school.
Anyone here have an opinion on string theory? I think we should suspend judgment until the LHC turns on and we can know for sure.
Hi, I'm Steve from the BABB. While I wasn't active on the UT bulletin board, I do have Mr. Cain's excellent site bookmarked and it's one of those sites that I check out on a daily basis. I look forward to interacting with the UT regulars.
I joined Dr. Plait's Bad Astronomy Bulletin Board the morning after listening to him "debate" the fear-mongering Nancy Lieder who claimed that a rogue planet was inbound with catastrophic results for this planet. I was impressed with the Bad Astronomer's performance as he thrashed someone who didn't have to rely on reality and joined the following morning. My initial motivation was to help the BABB regulars reassure those who were anxious about Lieder's Planet X but I soon found myself addressing other facets of pseudoscience as well. As a former believer in things like flying saucers, the Bermuda Triangle and other woo, I strive to convey critical thinking when these various subjects come up and you'll find me more often or not in those type of discussions. Prior to the debate I was (and still am) a frequent visitor to the Bad Astronomy main site and recommend those here who haven't to check it out.
I just read a book you might be interested in, Steve. It's called The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan. The first half is about the extreme unlikelihood of flying saucers, alien abductions, etc. and the second half about the importance of critical thinking skills in the modern world.
Hello! I'm a 47-year-old software engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. I've been interested in astronomy since the second grade and practically turned my bedroom into a museum of space exploration during the heyday of Project Apollo.
I'm known at the old BABB for almost always being the first one to post astronomy news of interest. For those who haven't learned this yet, the term "ToSeeked" was coined, which thanks to some enthusiastic cohorts on that board is now in Wikipedia.
Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.
I'm a 42 year old teacher and I live just outside San Antonio, Texas. I started at UT in its early days. My sixteen year old daughter is driving...beware.
Hi! i'm Dan.
Future, current, and past world dominator. While the worldwide rebellion has kept me busy, in the meantime i am working on my Masters degree in Florida. As anybody from the BABB can tell you, i am a excelent Speller, and i have some of the best grammar skills on the forums. It just is not as recognized by the writers of dictionaries as some would like. :-P
Well, this is as much a test as an intro. Eta C. The username does not refer to the star Eta Carinae, but rather to a subatomic particle. I'm a particle physicist by training (Ph.D. in 88) but now primarily do consulting for the US Navy. Looking forward to picking up where we left off. So far, the transition has been seamless.
"I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind." - William Thompson, 1st Baron Lord Kelvin
"If it was so, it might be, and if it were so, it would be, but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic!" - Tweedledee
This isn't right. This isn't even wrong. - Wolfgang Pauli
G'day mates. My name is Russ, as you may have guessed. I live in the Cincinnati, Ohio metrosprawl. I've just become a grandpa for the sixth time, a little girl, Madyson, 6.5lbs (3 kilos for you metric types).
I have some mates & a niece downunda in the Brizzzbun area, others in Tazzie, so I know how you lot work.
I'm not so sure I like this new merger. There were 900 & change people (members) looking at the board a few minutes ago. I feel lost in the crowd. I don't care for that feeling.
I really enjoyed cozy, friendly air of the BABB community. I guess I'll hang here for a while and see if that sense of community develops.
That was a bit of an error, we had the last 24 hours of visitors showing as "active". It's actually only 100 or so currently active. And it's totally natural to have a large group of people checking out the new board.
Having a small community is nice because everyone is very close and familiar, but it can get lonely sometimes. Especially when you see some poor people who post a great topic or question and are met with total silence because there just aren't enough people around to chat.
With a large community, you can get a little lost in the crowd, but there's always someone to talk to. Even obscure topics will turn into lively conversations. I personally prefer the larger groups, just because I like getting exposed to so many ideas, etc. But then, maybe that's just my attention deficit disorder showing.
My real name is Fahad Sulehria. I'm a Multimedia Engineering student at the University of Lund, Sweden, but I'm also an astronomical artist (IAAA member). I've been into astronomy since the past 12-13 years and this experience greatly helps me in making accurate astronomical art.
I have read it Rebecca and highly recommend it. Sagan is missed.Originally Posted by m13_higgs
Regarding this larger community, I like it myself and think that once people get used to this new board and become familiar with one another the same sense of community that we had on the two former boards will develop.