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#201 mikey cee

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:25 PM

No, this is not the, "BIG news" (that is coming very soon) but I got ASIGN Observatory II on the radio last month.

<a href=""http://www.abc.net.a...6/3804216.htm"" target="_blank">Click here to listen to the radio interview.</a>

Audio file is down the page a little on the right.

Baz.

I feel like a rat in a cage wheel. Where in the hell is the audio link?

#202 bloodhound31

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:15 PM

Thanks everyone! Beer's are chilling in the fridge!

Forgive me if I missed it earlier in this thread, but what is the origin of the name Asign?
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#203 bloodhound31

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:22 PM

No, this is not the, "BIG news" (that is coming very soon) but I got ASIGN Observatory II on the radio last month.

<a href=""http://www.abc.net.a...6/3804216.htm"" target="_blank">Click here to listen to the radio interview.</a>

Audio file is down the page a little on the right.

Baz.

I feel like a rat in a cage wheel. Where in the hell is the audio link?


Sorry mate, not sure what's happened there. Here it is again.>>> http://www.abc.net.a.../16/3804216.htm

and here's the download link. >>>> http://mpegmedia.abc...71_14688420.mp3

#204 bloodhound31

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:41 AM

OK boys and girls,

it's time to let you in on the big news! Yes, for the last few weeks ASIGN Observatory II has been gearing up to get ready for the TV crew from Australia's very own Better Homes and Gardens!

Miracle after miracle has been pouring in from friends, family, work mates and even total strangers from the internet giving their time, some generous donations and unfailing support. Not only that, but the timing of all of these things has been absolutley perfect as if by divine design - right down to the TV being donated the day after the electricity was all connected.

The crew arrived this afternoon and straight away, my nerves about meeting celebrities were put at ease as these very professional individuals were so down to earth. Russell and the film and sound guys were brilliant to work with and my eyes were opened at some of their film tricks and equipment. More on that when you see the show.

Johanna Griggs was as friendly, happy and graceful as you could imagine. I felt very at-ease with her questions in the on-camera interviews. The make-up lady was as much a part of the team, engaging as the rest while she powdered my shiny nose under the lights.

My darling wife worked like a trooper, baking biscuits for the team. They absolutely loved them.

Being a man left to his own devices without the quidance of his good wife, I goofed big as is my manly custom and right! There was a platter of bread on the bench which I took outside with the cakes. How was I supposed to know that there was a plate of cheese and salami in the fridge to go with it? You know... being a man and all.....

Anyways, watch out for the show on the 11th of October at 7pm on channel Seven. I'll post up links once they have it on their website after the show.

Thanks again to all who have made this possible. You know who you are.

Cheers and blessings!!!

Baz.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:44 AM

A huge congratulations! We will be looking forward to the link of the interview! For those of us that have followed your build, from day one to present; it is very satisfying for us to see what a beautiful observatory came out of all your hard work & dreams!

Congratulations, again!

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:54 PM

Thank you Carol. That means a lot to me.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:54 AM



Being a man left to his own devices without the quidance of his good wife, I goofed big as is my manly custom and right! There was a platter of bread on the bench which I took outside with the cakes. How was I supposed to know that there was a plate of cheese and salami in the fridge to go with it? You know... being a man and all....



Cheers and blessings!!!

Baz.


Starting with the Men's Prayer from the "Red Green Show": "I'm a man, but I can change if I have to...I guess." :lol:

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:59 AM

+1 :waytogo:

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:30 PM

Good for you, Baz! Well deserved. :bow:

Wish I could watch it on TV.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:45 AM

Thanks guys. I'll post links to the show on the web page after it airs so my overseas friends can watch.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:55 PM

Man, that place is really something!

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:32 PM

Man, that place is really something!


Thank you sir!

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:22 AM

Wow - who needs a house with an observatory like that! The house would become my rental and I'd be just fine... :tonofbricks:

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:20 AM

Wow - who needs a house with an observatory like that! The house would become my rental and I'd be just fine... :tonofbricks:


Yeah, but I can't hide here forever.....

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:47 AM

There should be a teaser at the end of Better Homes and Gardens this coming Friday if you live in Australia.

You're gonna love it!

Baz.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:12 AM

I confess to being a lurker on these forums, but wanted to say thanks for sharing your build with us. I've been following it for a while. Also great to see God working behind the scenes! :) Hope you enjoy it and have some great times in there, I'm sure you will.
I'm a complete astronomy beginner but would love to have my own observatory some day and would be chuffed if it was half as good as yours!
Also your Iron Man suit build is cool, looking forward to seeing the final result!

Cheers,
Craig.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:11 AM

I confess to being a lurker on these forums, but wanted to say thanks for sharing your build with us. I've been following it for a while. Also great to see God working behind the scenes! :) Hope you enjoy it and have some great times in there, I'm sure you will.
I'm a complete astronomy beginner but would love to have my own observatory some day and would be chuffed if it was half as good as yours!
Also your Iron Man suit build is cool, looking forward to seeing the final result!

Cheers,
Craig.


Awesome mate! Bless ya!

Baz.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:31 PM

Just got confirmation from the Better Homes and Gardens producers today. It's on tonight!

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:30 AM

Here's the link to the show on their website. Episode 37 around the 48 minute mark just after the car guy.

http://au.tv.yahoo.c...48867/fri-11...

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:36 AM

Ack! I'm in the U.S. and when I try to view the video, I get the message:

"The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location."

Bummer! :bawling:

-Dan

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:49 AM

It is on his website too,

http://asignobservatoryii.com/

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:00 PM

Thanks for the link!
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:35 PM

Gee, Barry, all your observatory needs is a baby-grand piano and a '57 Cadillac with dual AC and polarized sunshades and it'll be perfect! :grin:

Seriously, enjoyed the link and thank you!

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:29 PM

Gee, Barry, all your observatory needs is a baby-grand piano and a '57 Cadillac with dual AC and polarized sunshades and it'll be perfect! :grin:

Seriously, enjoyed the link and thank you!


ROFL!! Funniest post on this thread to date!

God bless ya mate!

Baz.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:35 PM

I'm now well into the swing of using it regularly for astrophotography and have already had two groups through.

Up on the observation deck at ASIGN Observatory II, processing the data collected through the telescope over the past few nights.

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Downstairs, putting the finishing touches on the astrophotograph from the previous night.

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