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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinnie View Post
    The reference to Wisconsin is the bit that beats me.....
    Maybe that is where the aliens in his novel will land.

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    No, no, they already landed in South Carolina. Saw one in the grocery store pushing a cart with a jar of pig's feet and forty 9-volt batteries. Could be a bad sign for us, or maybe they just like to snack while playing video games.

    Welcome, Dryce51. Did you know that the surface of Venus is the closest thing you can imagine to the steroetypical "Hell?" Perhaps any planet could support life if it were of the correct nature or base. I remember an episode on the "Outer Limits" where they were in contact with a creature which was silicon-based. I think the one I saw in the grocery store was grease-based.

    Would love to read your novel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussL View Post
    No, no, they already landed in South Carolina. Saw one in the grocery store pushing a cart with a jar of pig's feet and forty 9-volt batteries. Could be a bad sign for us, or maybe they just like to snack while playing video games.

    Welcome, Dryce51. Did you know that the surface of Venus is the closest thing you can imagine to the steroetypical "Hell?" Perhaps any planet could support life if it were of the correct nature or base. I remember an episode on the "Outer Limits" where they were in contact with a creature which was silicon-based. I think the one I saw in the grocery store was grease-based.

    Would love to read your novel.

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    Welcome, Dryce51! It's good to hear that you're doing research to get the facts straight for your novel. I used to teach English, and so many of my young men who wanted to write SF just pulled stuff out of their . . . "posterior."
    A great hint I read about observing Venus is that one should look at it during twilight. That way the contrast between the dark sky and the brilliant planet isn't so great, and you can actually pull out the phases better. The other night I had the 10" out to look at it in the dark, and the light was just too overpowering to resolve what phase it was in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    Did you manage to see Venus lately Dryce?
    Yes I did, but my pictures are horrible. Oh well, it was great. I live in the suburbs, so the only light in the sky are airplanes and the moon. By the way, did you hear? The biggest full moon of the year is this Friday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vinnie View Post
    The reference to Wisconsin is the bit that beats me.....
    It's a first topic title I use on every forum I join. Although I live in New Jersey, one of my favorite uncles lives in Wisconsin.

    Quote Originally Posted by star drop View Post
    Hi Dryce,

    Welcome to the forum.
    Good luck on your planet watching and science fiction novel. Do you have access to a pair of binoculars to aid in your planet watching?
    Nope .
    Seriously I don't though. I live near the city so the skies are clouded up with light pollution (is that a correct term?). Sadly, I can only see a few stars in the sky. I'm going to get one soon though (Hopefully).

    My novel is going well so far. I'm going for releasing it before my school year is over (June 22). I got the basic structure for my novel and my fictional galaxy. It's great because not only do I learn so much about the universe, but also about climate, economy, politics, culture, languages, biology, and geography.

 

 
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