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Message 1260782 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 20:01:01 UTC - in response to Message 1260766.
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SETI Live?


No. I mean a method that is actually using amateur equipment for collecting data instead of searching the data someone else has collected with professional equipment.

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Message 1260908 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 23:53:36 UTC

Optical seti is linking multiple telescopes together to form a very large baseline array. Some of these telescopes are owned by amateurs.
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Message 1261139 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 15:36:54 UTC - in response to Message 1260908.

Optical seti is linking multiple telescopes together to form a very large baseline array. Some of these telescopes are owned by amateurs.


That's right! Optical SETI was what I was looking for. I samewhat expected that people might get the term "amateur" wrong. It doesn't mean that they just switch on their computer and do a bit SETI for fun but rather that they do it in their free time and are willing to spend some thousand dollars for their hobby (i.e. amateurs don't get aby funding)

On this page I found detailed calculations about what type of alien signals might be detected that way, instructions how to build an amateur optical SETI receiver and a cost estimation for the equipment needed.

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Message 1261314 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 23:16:45 UTC

Recently I found a replica of the earliest steam locomotive. It is very close to where it was originally developed. Where was this location?
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Message 1261450 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 8:04:57 UTC

The Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. Visited it last year.
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Message 1261496 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 11:17:38 UTC - in response to Message 1261450.

The Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. Visited it last year.

Nope. Sort of the right area of the world though.
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Message 1261520 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 12:58:16 UTC

Festinniog?
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Message 1262943 - Posted: 21 Jul 2012, 14:43:32 UTC - in response to Message 1261520.

Festinniog?

No.

It is not in Wales.

Sorry about the delay, but I have been in a place where there is no internet connection easily available.
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Message 1265397 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 1:57:06 UTC

I was visiting England and discovered this place near the place that started the industrial revolution.

Sorry about the delay, I went on a short vacation in the middle and sort of forgot.
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Message 1265679 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 23:19:52 UTC

It is near a famous bridge.
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Message 1265813 - Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 9:33:56 UTC

Somewhere near Conwy?
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Message 1265957 - Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 18:38:34 UTC

National Waterfront Museum Swansea.

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Message 1266004 - Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 21:43:44 UTC - in response to Message 1265813.

Somewhere near Conwy?

Not terribly. It is a bit more than 2 hours of driving.

I did not visit anywhere in Wales.
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Message 1266005 - Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 21:46:16 UTC - in response to Message 1265957.
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National Waterfront Museum Swansea.

Loco


Nope. I was in England, not in Wales.

It is a replica of the prototype for the locomotive that actually ended up being used for the first time.
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Message 1266272 - Posted: 31 Jul 2012, 22:34:24 UTC - in response to Message 1266005.

National Waterfront Museum Swansea.

Loco


Nope. I was in England, not in Wales.

It is a replica of the prototype for the locomotive that actually ended up being used for the first time.

It is by the same person that made the one featured ad the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

The area features the first of a particular type of bridge, and is named after that bridge.
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Message 1266367 - Posted: 1 Aug 2012, 7:02:40 UTC

Ironbridge?
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Message 1266422 - Posted: 1 Aug 2012, 14:03:12 UTC

My guess is the technology of beaming.
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Message 1266478 - Posted: 1 Aug 2012, 17:44:42 UTC

Coalbrookdale?
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Message 1266538 - Posted: 1 Aug 2012, 22:38:08 UTC - in response to Message 1266478.

Coalbrookdale?

Very good. Coalbrookdale is a short hike from Iron Bridge (most people drive though).
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Message 1266554 - Posted: 2 Aug 2012, 0:01:48 UTC

Okey Dokey.

This one might be a little abstract.

I learned yesterday that something taught to all school children is completely incorrect. It concerns Physics. What is it?
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