> I have noticed that probably 90% of SAA discussion is
> about spending money on telescopes/equipment and various levels
> of telescope bashing. Nothing much about actual astronomy other than
> "I saw such and such" or "the weather is bad". Pretty lame ducks here.
Hi ATM, TMA, Mike...or whatever you're calling yourself today. :-)
There's a _reason_ for that. s.a.a. is NOT about astronomy in general.
While we'll occasionally discuss the latest Hubble shot, the doings of
NASA, or news from the most recent AAS convention, that's not what
we're here for.
We're here to discuss _observational_ astronomy...that is, amateur
What we saw.
I'd guess that you're either:
A) Not an amateur astronomer and happened on this site and assumed that
because "astronomy" is in the title we're a general interest astronomy
group. Again, we're not. As above, this group is devoted to the
PRACTICE of amateur astronomy.
B) Just another troll in a long line of Nancys, Danny Mins, Oriels, and
Shawn Grants. This would be indicated by the fact that you've changed
your screenname at least once, which is usually done to defeat peoples'
killfiles. Also by this post. Stuff like, "Pretty lame ducks here" is
generally designed to stimulate the outraged responses (and thus
ATTENTION) that trolls crave.
I hope the anwer is "A." In either case, you'd probably be more happy
with these groups:
sci.astro: This is our parent group. It's now largely devoted to
general astronomy discussions, "theory" discussions (including
participants' own special theories), and _much_ off-topic arguing and
alt.astronomy: Much like sci.astro, only _moreso_.
Quite a few general discussion Yahoogroups like Starry Nights (though
these groups are moderated, and people not willing to follow the rules
will be ejected in short order).
Author of _Choosing and Using a Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope_
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