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Alan Friedman
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/30/07

Loc: Buffalo, NY
TEDx talk
      #5608775 - 01/06/13 04:36 PM

Greetings and Happy New Year!

I am in the midst of solar hibernation, waiting for the sun to rise up again from behind the rooftops in my backyard and enjoying the vacation... sort of.

I gave a TEDx talk in Buffalo last fall - the video was finally uploaded to YouTube last week. Apologies to those of you who are friends on Facebook and might have seen this already, but I thought some might enjoy seeing it. Takes 18 minutes, so brew a cup of tea first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTtTfCwkIW0&list=SPsRNoUx8w3rOirbqLlsu6ORu...

best wishes for a happy and sunny 2013,
Alan


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la200o
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Reged: 09/09/08

Loc: SE Michigan, USA
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Alan Friedman]
      #5608816 - 01/06/13 05:00 PM

Wow, great talk!

Bill


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Tamiji Homma
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Reged: 02/24/07

Loc: California, USA
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: la200o]
      #5609000 - 01/06/13 06:29 PM

Indeed, great presentation.

I enjoyed it with a cup of coffee

Thanks, Alan.

Tammy


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Andy Devey
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Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Tamiji Homma]
      #5609022 - 01/06/13 06:52 PM

Hi Alan

I really enjoyed the talk

Best wishes for the new year

Andy


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Driven1
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Reged: 08/19/10

Loc: N. Central PA near CSSP
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Andy Devey]
      #5609106 - 01/06/13 07:35 PM

Great talk Alan and some amazing shots. As you said, looking at Saturn was a mistake. After seeing it through a relatively cheap scope, I was hooked. I also enjoy the DIY aspect of AP and have modified my own webcams and equipment to suit my needs. This weekend, I Set up an old 60mm scope to do projection video for solar work. It never ceases to amaze me how much detail and beauty can be drawn out of seemingly poor video with a couple of pieces of software and a little knowledge. Lucky Astronomy indeed! Originally from Lockport and now living near Cherry Springs State Park in PA, it's nice to see a fellow WNYer doing so well in AP. Thanks for the video!

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bill1234
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Reged: 04/21/11

Loc: NJ, USA
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Driven1]
      #5609141 - 01/06/13 07:59 PM

Alan that was great. Thanks for sharing.

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Alan Friedman
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/30/07

Loc: Buffalo, NY
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: bill1234]
      #5609335 - 01/06/13 10:12 PM

Thank you all for taking the time to watch!

Driven1, I've driven to CSSP many times. The quality of the wonderful dark sky there and the distance are two of the things that have driven me to solar work in my backyard! ;^)

cheers,
Alan


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astrovale
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Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Alan Friedman]
      #5610141 - 01/07/13 12:32 PM

Great citizen astronomer and great style in presenting! Cool as I would never be able to be speaking in public.
It is a true honor to have such a speaker for our category!

Luca
PS Happy new year, my friend


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Alan Friedman
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: astrovale]
      #5610253 - 01/07/13 01:35 PM

Thank you for your kind words Luca... and all the best to you as well!

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raylal
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Reged: 04/19/10

Loc: Cornwall, Ont., Canada
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Alan Friedman]
      #5611414 - 01/08/13 06:54 AM

WOW Alan you never cease to amaze us. Such a great and inspiring presentation. Congratulations. Love the term "citizen astronomer".

Ray


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Alan Friedman
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Reged: 08/30/07

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Re: TEDx talk new [Re: raylal]
      #5611559 - 01/08/13 09:14 AM

Greetings Ray, and thanks. I've been hunting around for a little sexier way of saying that we don't get paid but sometimes know what we're doing. ;^)

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HPaleske
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 04/09/07

Re: TEDx talk new [Re: raylal]
      #5611563 - 01/08/13 09:16 AM

Hi Alan,

cool presentation!

Best wishes for the new year and cs
Harald
www.unigraph.de


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Alan Friedman
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Reged: 08/30/07

Loc: Buffalo, NY
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: HPaleske]
      #5611900 - 01/08/13 12:52 PM

And to you Harald... thank you!

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Jim Chung
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Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Alan Friedman]
      #5613333 - 01/09/13 09:05 AM

Alan, a wonderful talk and way to to spend with a morning coffee. Alas, I am also similarly in hibernation across the lake as I haven't seen a decent clear night since October.

Jim


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mhilscher
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Loc: Cologne, Germany
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Jim Chung]
      #5613491 - 01/09/13 10:54 AM

I enjoyed the talk, thank you for posting and sharing your passion!

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BYoesle
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Reged: 06/12/04

Loc: Goldendale, Washington USA
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: mhilscher]
      #5613930 - 01/09/13 03:28 PM

Very well put and inspiring Alan! Thanks for sharing this.

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Tuawcxs
sage


Reged: 04/25/08

Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Alan Friedman]
      #5615034 - 01/10/13 08:25 AM

What were your audiences responds to your talk? What kind of questions did you get from people?

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Alan Friedman
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/30/07

Loc: Buffalo, NY
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Tuawcxs]
      #5616517 - 01/10/13 11:46 PM

Thanks so much for taking the time to watch and comment.

Tuawcxs, the TEDx talks are presented to an audience of 100. It is a day long event with some breaks and opportunities for small group discussion, but there is no question/answer component to the talks, which are constrained to a maximum of 18 minutes. My sense was that the audience was into it. I was the first talk of the day, so I got them when they were still fresh. ;^)


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Aquarist
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 08/27/12

Loc: Illinois
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Alan Friedman]
      #5616867 - 01/11/13 09:02 AM

Excellent presentation! Your knowledge of the subject matter was clear but I think that the reason your audience was so "into" your talk was that your presentation skills are exceptional. Nice images for sure, but the way you drew the audience in with your comfort in front of them was, in my opinion, at least 60% responsible for your obvious success. Now I am off to check out your website. Thanks for sharing!!

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dbowlin
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Reged: 09/03/09

Loc: Littleton, Colorado
Re: TEDx talk new [Re: Aquarist]
      #5618536 - 01/12/13 07:31 AM

Great job!!! You da man!!! Thanks for sharing.
Dale


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