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I do all the science (physics, biology, chemistry) in school for my alevels. I wish they offered astronomy at our school - I would've done that.

What about you?

Posted: 23-11-12 20:53 by Former Member

i don't do any science subjects astronomy is purely a hobby of mine, I do geography, psychoogy, english lang and lit and I.T

Posted: 23-11-12 20:55 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Cool - I did geography last year- I really miss it - it was really interesting! =] 

Sciencey stuff isn't as much a hobbie as it is life. 

Posted: 23-11-12 20:58 by Former Member

geography is great, i had my mock exam in it today and i think it went well, i got a a for my psychology exam which i did on tuesday.

Posted: 23-11-12 21:01 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

I did a biology exam the other day and got an a. I hope to get a good grade in the chemistry exam I did on monday (mock). I have a physics mock too soon - ahhhhhh!

Posted: 23-11-12 21:02 by Former Member

good luck for your physics exam, do you do any astronomy in physics?

Posted: 23-11-12 21:05 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

No I think we do next year (A2) - I hope we do - I'd be great = ] 

Posted: 23-11-12 21:07 by Former Member

that would be good, i think more people should know about astronomy. it might help lower light polution

Posted: 23-11-12 21:14 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Yeah they should turn off all the street lights now and again - so we can actually see things clearly. I don't know anyone at my school who even like astronomy - they do not realise how great it is!!!

Posted: 23-11-12 21:16 by Former Member

people are missing so much, its sad. some towns have a light curfew, so lights switch off in some areas at about 11pm and come on again about 3am, it helps us astronomers but also, saves money, power and helps wildlife. in understand some areas need lights of security, but safer areas could switch them offf for a bit.

Posted: 23-11-12 21:21 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Yeah at times when there are practically no cars on the roads anyway, so they are not really benefitting anyone. It would be nice to see the sky without street lights. 

Posted: 23-11-12 21:22 by Former Member

if you look on youtube there are videos showing what earth looks like at space at night, at first it looks pretty, but then you think all those lights stop us from seeing the natural lights in the sky.

Posted: 23-11-12 21:25 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Yeah - the stars would probably be hundreds of times brighter, and you would probably see the planets more clearly too.

Posted: 23-11-12 21:28 by Former Member

from really dark areas you can see the andromeda galaxy with the naked eye. i was just thinking, if we lived back in the time when there were no lights in towns, then everyone would see it and people would think it as normal.

Posted: 23-11-12 21:31 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Oh really - wow. 

Yeah people probably took it for granted then, like most people do now. 

Posted: 23-11-12 21:33 by Former Member

i would love to see something like that, i want to do on holiday to that dark sky site in scotland, that would be a dream

Posted: 23-11-12 21:36 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Yeah to actually be able to see everything the way it should be.

Posted: 23-11-12 21:38 by Former Member

i wanted to go and park on dartmoor at night when i was on holiday in the area with my family, but my mum didn't want to. finally persuaded them to go but i'll admit, it was a bi scary, i didn't go far from the car, but it was a lot darker there.

Posted: 23-11-12 21:41 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Wow - I've never done anything like that.

Posted: 23-11-12 21:43 by Former Member

yeah well we were camping just off the moor and i hate camping but was willing to put up qwith it due to the darker skies, at the campsite, i saw the milky way a lot brighter than i did at home, usually i have to let my eyes adjust to see it but on holiday i could come straight out of the tent and see it better than before, apart from the odd torch there was no light, i was in the middle of a dark field away from town lights, brilliant. the only bad news was there were only 2 clear nights, the weather near the moors changes very quickly, and the river in the campsite got very high after 2 days of constant rain, which was a bit scary, but i wasn't too worried as i had paced out the width of the river and measured the height of the banks (due to my large interest in geography) and from what i had learnt about flooding in geography, i knew that with the amount of rain we had and the size of the river, it wouldn't burst its banks, but it did get a lot higher.

Posted: 23-11-12 21:48 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Ha ha - I would have worried that it would flood. 

I would have loved to see the milky way clearly - it would be so nice to see it all purely. 

I have to go now - talk to you later. = ] 

Posted: 23-11-12 21:53 by Former Member

me too, nice talking to someone with the same interest as me. :)

Posted: 23-11-12 21:54 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

anyone free to talk? bit wet outside

Posted: 24-11-12 17:14 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

anyone there? :(

Posted: 25-11-12 12:33 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

this makes me feel like a loner :(

Posted: 25-11-12 16:55 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR