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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: droid]
      #5745499 - 03/20/13 04:00 PM

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Sorry Rick, but alas theres only 9 planets...so you could design a nine step program.....but only if you really want too.




Actually, there are only 8


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: swalker]
      #5745627 - 03/20/13 04:55 PM

I just received an email that they all just went on sale 15% off ?! That is what I call timing

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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: swalker]
      #5745642 - 03/20/13 04:59 PM

Time to go globe-shopping!

Pluto's sad fate is entertainingly related in a book entitled, "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming" by Eris discoverer/astronomer Mike Brown. Grab a copy!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5746173 - 03/20/13 08:26 PM

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I just received an email that they all just went on sale 15% off ?! That is what I call timing




If you buy one, you'll be supporting the global economy.


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5746836 - 03/21/13 02:55 AM

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I just received an email that they all just went on sale 15% off ?! That is what I call timing




Figures!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5746844 - 03/21/13 02:57 AM

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For total verisimilitude, this globe will scald you if you try to pick it up. And it will smell like rotten eggs.






Perfect! Does it come with a clothespin? This shouldn't be too much of a problem using the proper handling tools with the observatory roof rolled back...and might provide vermin-repelling properties to boot!




It repels most of them, but it attracts one big one with a fin...


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5747948 - 03/21/13 04:13 PM

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It repels most of them, but it attracts one big one with a fin...




A fin?! Land shark!!?

Now I was thinking about the Mars globes Lowell made from his observations last night...it would be really cool to have a copy of one of those or a series of them leading up to the current modern S&T globe. I wonder how hard it would be to make one...


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5779437 - 04/05/13 11:31 AM

BTW, for globe fans, we are releasing an updated version of our previously discontinued Topographical Mars Globe, coming in a month or two.

I love working on these globes...


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: swalker]
      #5779622 - 04/05/13 01:16 PM

YES!! YES!!!!

(Did all my whining influence this at all?)


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Crow Haven
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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5779702 - 04/05/13 02:06 PM

Terrrrrrific!!!! WOW! That's a dream come true, Sean. I just received my Venus globe yesterday along with the topo Mars map, which is really great, but was just wishing again that I had not missed out on the topo Mars globe before --- and now this great news!!!!! Thank you, thank you! I will certainly be buying the topo Mars globe when it's available. I also ordered the more recent regular Mars globe to have in the house. These globes just make study of the geologies so fun. I spent yesterday evening reading the Venus globe booklet and studying the globe...the terrain is so amazing!
---Maya


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5779972 - 04/05/13 03:53 PM

Thanks guys. Rick, we were already working on it then, but I only just now got the OK to spread the word.

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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: swalker]
      #5781999 - 04/06/13 02:39 PM

Well, you guys absolutely megaregolith!
Can you give us a hint if there's a topo Mercury globe being considered? Or a Titan globe?
Gah!! We need globes! You could even make 6" or 8" editions for satellites.

I'm going to have to set up a globe fund, and get a whole new bookcase for globes. I have 7 or 8 scattered around my library.


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5782007 - 04/06/13 02:42 PM

Sean, wait - I have a question about globes.

If you remove the metal buttons at the poles, will the globe fall apart? I was thinking about putting my Mars globe on one of those stands like terrestrial globes are on, so I could spin it; but I'm nervous about drilling out the metal plug.
Do you know, or could you ask someone? Thanks!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5783696 - 04/07/13 12:28 PM

Hi Rick:

The button is just press-fit in place. You can pop it out pretty easily -- on mine it comes out just with fingernail pressure. And no, the globe won't fall apart if you do.

Gary


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Crow Haven
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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: GaryS]
      #5784096 - 04/07/13 03:33 PM

Great to know! I have a constellation globe that rotates on a stand and may adapt a planetary globe for use with one also...

I agree with Rick, I hope there will be more globes in the future, I'm setting up my Globe Fund Jar right now!


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