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#374826 - 12/20/07 08:55 PM Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me"
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On the night of December 24, our planetary neighbor will shine in the night sky brighter than any star.

Story here Warning: Copy of story may be TOO NERDY for some!

Look for it near the moon. I don't have more information than that. When it gets dark, go outside, look up, and search for something red and twinkling. That's Mars.

If you're as nerdy as I am, this is very exciting. If you are less nerdy than I am, please don't attempt to give me a swirly. If you are more nerdy than me, the ones with long hair, soft skin, and no pimples are called "women".
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#374827 - 12/20/07 09:19 PM Re: Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me" [Re: Zombie Zero]
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I am SOOOOO going to keep an eye out for that!

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#374828 - 12/20/07 09:59 PM Re: Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me" [Re: Zombie Zero]
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I love astronomy. I read my wife's college astronomy books - for no reason. I also had an interactive star chart (real time) on my last computer. [/nerd]
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#374829 - 12/20/07 10:12 PM Re: Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me" [Re: MattJ]
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Rudolf the red nosed reindeer...

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#374830 - 12/20/07 10:24 PM Re: Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me" [Re: tkd_high_green]
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2 points...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was invented by what department store?
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#374831 - 12/20/07 10:43 PM Re: Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me" [Re: Zombie Zero]
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HMMMMM Montgomery Ward isn't it?
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#374832 - 12/20/07 10:50 PM Re: Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me" [Re: clmibb]
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If you have a pair of binoculars (even a weak pair) it will look even more impressive. When its close like that, its AMAZING what you can see with a $50 telescope from Walmart.

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#374833 - 12/20/07 10:56 PM Re: Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me" [Re: clmibb]
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HMMMMM Montgomery Ward isn't it?




Winnah!

Casey has 2 points.

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3 Silver stars are worth one Gold Spiral.

2 Gold Spirals are worth 1 Platinum coin.

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#374834 - 12/20/07 11:00 PM Re: Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me" [Re: Zombie Zero]
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WOOHOO! OMG I'm such a nerd!

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#374835 - 12/20/07 11:04 PM Re: Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me" [Re: clmibb]
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How many points to get nothing?
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#374836 - 12/20/07 11:07 PM Re: Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me" [Re: Zombie Zero]
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#374837 - 12/20/07 11:09 PM Re: Planet Mars -- Or: "Geek Like Me" [Re: clmibb]
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Well done!

Sorry, I took my own thread off-topic. Getting back...

How many of us will be looking to the skies to view Mars? Do you have a telescope? If so, can you take pictures to share in this thread?
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