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    NEW ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE FOR AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS - PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER

    Astrum Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of a new
    printed monthly magazine dedicated to amateur astronomers. The first
    issue (June 2006) is being despatched from May 22nd.

    Practical Astronomer is, as the title suggests, aimed directly at the
    world's practising amateur, and is a more focused approach to this
    modern evolving arena of astronomical imaging and observing.

    The magazine is written for an English speaking audience and is full
    colour throughout. It features a unique appeal to global amateurs.
    Practical Astronomer deliberately sets out to invite and involve all
    practising

    amateurs into feeling a part of this global hobby, and to share and
    exchange knowledge and experience for the benefit of all readers.

    Practical Astronomer will provide the centre point; the meeting place
    for all contributing aspects and faces of the global amateur
    astronomical community.

    Regular features will include:

    In depth 'how to' articles on image acquisition, observing
    techniques, image processing etc.

    The most detailed and 'to the point' equipment reviews in
    existence

    Regular articles on 'understanding optics'

    Meet an amateur - a regular interview with some of the top
    amateurs in their field

    And more

    You can read all about it here: http://www.practicalastronomer.com and
    we hope, take up a subscription.

    Practical Astronomer is published and printed in England


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    comments@practicalastronomer.com wrote:

    Any chance of us knowing who is writing for this? Nothing said about it
    (that I could find) on the web site. The domain name
    (practicalastronomer.com) is registered to Eddie Guscott, whose
    astrophotography ISTR coming across.

    Best,
    Stephen

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    I received a complimentary copy for our astro-soc yesterday. Eddie is
    the editor. Many of the articles are unattributed (so done by the
    editorial team, i guess) - others are by Chris Garvey (telescope
    review) and Dale Holt (sky notes).

    66 pages, nicely printed - glossy, colour throughout. A few minor
    quibles but shows a lot of promise.

    I have no connection with the mag. at all (btw).

    C.


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    callum.potter@gmail.com wrote:

    Eddie the editor - cool !

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    How did the dullest and most mean spirited people on the planet
    inherit the most vibrant astronomical heritage and turn it into dismal
    gossip ! .The closest thing I have seen to this was the administration
    of prisons in the 19th century and the discovery that to inflict
    dullness on people is a great way to maintain pseudo-authority.


    "To scrutinize into the punishment records of Port Arthur men is to
    look into a microcosm of bureaucratic tedium. Its horror comes not from
    unrestrained cruelty (as the Gothic legends and popular horror stories
    of the place insisted) but rather from its opposite, the mechanical
    apportioning of strictly metered punishments designed to wear each
    prisoner down into bovine acceptance - Arthur's criterion of moral
    reform. It is like looking into the memory of some dull god
    interminably counting fallen sparrows on his fingers" Fatal Shores
    ,Port Arthur prison.

    The great thing about Christianity is that it recognised mediocrity or
    'lukewarmness 'as its only enemy,pity astronomy could not defend itself
    from against the formal cult which promotes mediocrity -empiricism.





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    "oriel36" <geraldkelleher@yahoo.com> wrote:


    I guess we have to blame your parents or your teachers.


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    Tim Auton wrote:

    The antidote to Newtonian empiricism is Pascal -

    "But dull minds are never either intuitive or mathematical."

    http://www.leaderu.com/cyber/books/p...s-SECTION.html

    This era reflects nothing other than an imbalance,the mathematical mind
    squeezing out the intuitive faculties and ultimately squeezing out the
    fundamental working principle for astronomy - geometry.


    Even Kepler's accurate assigning of the role of mathematicians
    (geometers) in the scheme of things no longer applies -

    "To set down in books the apparent paths of the planets [viasplanetarum
    apparentes] and the record of their motions is especiallythe task of
    the practical and mechanical part of astronomy; to dis-cover their true
    and genuine path [vias vero veras et genuinas] is . . .the task of
    contemplative astronomy; while to say by what circle and lines correct
    images of those true motions may be depicted on paper is the concern of
    the inferior tribunal of geometers" Kepler


    The dull mind knows how to be patient ,the creative and active mind
    reluctantly learns to live with impatience.You are thus living up to
    your mediocre expectations and suffer humanity to do the same The
    exhuberance of creation withers under your linguistic tinsel for even
    when you present observations through optics,you shunt it into
    counter-productive opinions with no sense of direction other than to
    congratulate yourselves.


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    Hi Callum

    In addition to the contributers you mentioned there are two who are
    members at Guildford AS : Kev Smith who wrote "Kevin's Sun Spot" and
    David Putland. The latter did all of the optical bench testing for the
    SkyWatcher ED80 review, but hasn't been credited as far as I can see -
    hopefully he'll get a mention in subsequent editions.

    I agree with your assessment "shows a lot of promise" so I've signed
    up! Yet another mag to find space for on the shelves :-)

    John A

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