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    Default If time travel were possible, which astronomer would you visit?



    Which astronomer would you like to spend a day with?


    I say Sir William Herschel.


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    Default Re: If time travel were possible, which astronomer would you visit?

    William Herschel would be cool. But since you've claimed him, I can't decide between son John Herschel, or maybe Edwin Hubble.
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    Default Re: If time travel were possible, which astronomer would you visit?

    I would like to spend a day with Galileo, but only if I can take my 8SE with me and a stack of charged batteries! I would love to see what he could accomplish with today's telescopes back then. I may even be tempted to leave my 80LCM with him when I leave.

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    Default Re: If time travel were possible, which astronomer would you visit?

    My vote is also for Galileo, I would like to see through his telescope and learn his sketching technique which it was not only a mere sketch but a Lunar map.
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    Default Re: If time travel were possible, which astronomer would you visit?

    Not sure if he would be considered an astronomer per sey, but my choice would be Carl Sagan. I would love to discuss philosophies, ideas and futures. As for the old-schoolers, I would pick Messier.
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    Default Re: If time travel were possible, which astronomer would you visit?

    My choice Scott would be his sister Caroline, she did so much unsung work, and anyway they lived only a couple of miles away.
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    Default Re: If time travel were possible, which astronomer would you visit?

    Aside from an obvious one which I expect would be pleasant but unexciting there are some real colorful characters. Tycho and Kepler would probably make for a wacky time, perhaps not too pleasant. After all Tycho fought duels over the validity of equations.

    Tycho Brahe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    But seriously it wouldn't take much of a time machine since Otto Struve and Alfred Harrison Joy were just a little too far in the past for me to meet them. Both were pioneers in astrophysical spectroscopy.

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    Default Re: If time travel were possible, which astronomer would you visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Aside from an obvious one which I expect would be pleasant but unexciting there are some real colorful characters. Tycho and Kepler would probably make for a wacky time, perhaps not too pleasant. After all Tycho fought duels over the validity of equations.
    I thought about Tycho Brahe too, but I'm getting too old for all that fightin' and drinkin'.
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    Default Re: If time travel were possible, which astronomer would you visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    I thought about Tycho Brahe too, but I'm getting too old for all that fightin' and drinkin'.
    Yeah.... I know what you mean. If you are going to do time travel it might be nice to come back alive!
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    Default Re: If time travel were possible, which astronomer would you visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by musiclucho View Post
    My vote is also for Galileo, I would like to see through his telescope and learn his sketching technique which it was not only a mere sketch but a Lunar map.
    Just make sure you make your get-away before G is brought up on charges.
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