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Rick Woods
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Re: Another bidder for Meade! new [Re: cn register 5]
      #5996329 - 07/29/13 11:06 AM

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From what I can see in the UK there's no problem with declining interest in amateur astronomy or buying astro kit, quite the contrary...

Maybe the downturn in interest in astronomy is just in the USA.




That's interesting. It calls to mind the usual culprits, e.g. kids are too into media overload to bother with boring old observing, etc etc. Are young people in the UK glued to their smart phones/ipads/computers 24/7 like they are over here?


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Re: Another bidder for Meade! new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5996964 - 07/29/13 04:50 PM

I'm not sure I can get away with saying this on CN but the impression I get is that there's a lot of hostility to science in the USA.

I don't know many UK kids but the ones I know are sensible, rational people - they have smartphones but use them as what they are, tools.

Chris


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Re: Another bidder for Meade! new [Re: cn register 5]
      #5997292 - 07/29/13 08:59 PM

I work with our local school a lot. I was shocked when I saw the library go away. The elementary school still has a library, but the jr/sr high school kids never refer to books anymore, as far as they are concerned if it is not on the web it is not worth the time to read. I think it is great that they are so comfortable with technology but it is sad they are so dependent on it. If they do a search for a subject and the first page they look at does not have the information they need, then they claim they have looked everywhere. And as far as science goes, the teachers have to be very careful about some subject matter.

That being said, we have had a bit of thread drift. This subject may be better suited in it's own thread so the mods don't have to pull us back in.

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Re: Another bidder for Meade! new [Re: nitegeezer]
      #5997647 - 07/30/13 01:04 AM

Yes, let's keep this thread on-topic.

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