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#1 DSObserver2000

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:11 AM

I told my brother I was hosting a star party, all he heard was party. He got the snacks, tea, basketball, etc. when the sun set, the backyard was crowded with things that have nothing to do with astronomy. I found M22 and wanted to show him, once I finally convinced him to, he said "All I see is a bunch of dots."  I found a few more things in Sagittarius and played some basketball with him before he went inside. By then the moon was up and my night was ruined, tomorrow looks cloudy which is a bummer. I dread the day he says "wanna have another star party?"


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#2 bluesteel

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:44 AM

Next time tell him you are having a "viewing session". Then see if he brings some DVD's or BluRays :p

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:03 AM

That's a funny story  :)

The same goes with my brother. I once showed him M13 through my scope, he said he can see with effort a bunch of faint stars, but nothing to wow about or so. Then he went inside.

Do you want to be my brother ? :lol:



#4 DSObserver2000

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:29 AM

there has to be a sibling swap program somewhere,  :scratchhead: lol


Edited by DSObserver2000, 14 August 2014 - 07:30 AM.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:46 AM

:grin:



#6 amicus sidera

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:49 AM

Astronomy: some getz it, some doesn't.  :grin:



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:55 AM

Astronomy here: few getz it, many doesn't. :D



#8 MikeBOKC

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:10 AM

My brother lives at elevation outside of Los Alamos NM, a location I would kill for for astronomical purposes. Yet he has no interest in astronomy. Go figure, life is sometimes unfair.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:18 AM

Tea? Sounds like he doesn't quite "get" parties, either. :lol:


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:30 AM

Hops tea maybe  :whistle:



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:31 AM

Tea? Sounds like he doesn't quite "get" parties, either. :lol:

 

And just what's wrong with tea?  There happens to be many brands and mixes as there are coffee's.  Personally I could never stand the taste of coffee, don't mind the smell of it brewing but it's just plain awful to my taste.  However, there are several tea blends that are just grand to my taste buds.  Creame and honey are very welcome for most. :drool5:  However, for most cold nights at the scope, it's hot chocolate that's the prime request.  Yes sir! :drool: :imawake:


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:22 AM

 

Tea? Sounds like he doesn't quite "get" parties, either. :lol:

 

And just what's wrong with tea?  There happens to be many brands and mixes as there are coffee's.  Personally I could never stand the taste of coffee, don't mind the smell of it brewing but it's just plain awful to my taste.  However, there are several tea blends that are just grand to my taste buds.  Creame and honey are very welcome for most. :drool5:  However, for most cold nights at the scope, it's hot chocolate that's the prime request.  Yes sir! :drool: :imawake:

 

As someone that hates coffee, and loves tea, I agree!  (Leaf tea only though please!)



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

No disrespect intended towards tea. ;)

 

IIRC the OP is underage anyway, so tea is a much better choice for them than what I was thinking.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 02:16 PM

 

And just what's wrong with tea?  There happens to be many brands and mixes as there are coffee's

Tea... i can take it or leaf it... but am predominantly a man of the bean :imawake:... for whom this smiley was created.

 

 

They have one for tea-drinkers, too, so no worries:  :yawn:



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 02:23 PM

Tea? Sounds like he doesn't quite "get" parties, either. :lol:

Long Island Iced Tea may be what he had in mind, or something like it.

 

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:26 PM

Tea party!....who's got doilies?



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:52 PM

Tea party!....who's got doilies?

And I thought I was old! :lol:



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:10 PM

There are people that like Astronomy and there are people that don't. Just like some people like coffee and some like tea. I like two cups of coffee in the morning. And then about 9:00 I have a cup of hot tea. Maybe another cup at 10:00. Then I drink water till I get home. Then what I drink is up to me.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:21 PM

Why don't you mix the coffee and tea together.
Get it all over with.
Of course, you could spike it with some really good stuff.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:52 PM

My coffee cup is only good for two cups. I would need a super mug to do what you suggest. No, I wouldn't spike it at work. I have a job that would not allow me to do that. Plus 2 cups of coffee is enough for me. Tea relaxes me and just taste great. I quite coffee for 6 years and only drank hot tea. But, I just sorry that his brother don't understand his interest. But, I have three brothers that don't understand me.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:21 AM

. But, I have three brothers that don't understand me.

One brother got me started in to grinding mirrors back in 1975 (I was 25) with an 6" Edmund kit that he never finished.

My other brother couldn't get interested in Astronomy but enjoyed building things like the 6" scopes mount, and he found me a 36:1 Boston reduction gearbox for a grinding machine I built in 1977. Last year he found me a sheet of the now almost extinct Ebony Star formica.

My Mother viewed Saturn, and said there was a picture in the tube.(she was never ever convinced otherwise)

My four sisters confirmed there was no picture, but they had no real interest in Astronomy.

My wife always observes with me and enjoys viewing planets and the brighter showpiece M objects,

Two sons, no real interest in astronomy.(but the good thing is they like fishing)

One sister and one brother each bought land decades ago in the country with real decent dark skies.One has a river very close by.(bonus)

So it all works out whether they are  interested or not in Astronomy.

I'm the only one that doesn't really like tea! :grin:

Sam



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:06 AM

Did someone mention coffee and tea???

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=Nl-ZIt0p4xs

 

 

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:09 AM

Neither, someone might mistake your dob as a large Mr Coffee or a teapot........



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:09 PM

Lesson learned--next time don't tell, or invite him to the star party.



#25 DSObserver2000

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:11 PM

he said the party was boring anyway. I know my dad likes astronomy because every night he comes out and stargazes with me. My mom and brother aren't quite into it...yet  :hmm:








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