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I Bought a Tooth!

The tooth auction was ‘pulled’ by eBay last Thursday because they don’t allow trading in human body parts!

For this reason, the seller asked for one more set of bids by email (a silent aucton). I put in my bid yesterday and this morning I heard the result…

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Tooth For Sale

I am considering bidding on this item…

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Conflict and Contradiction

Firefly has a new floor, which is very exciting…

Meanwhile, two bottles in our fridge were side by side. One froze and the ice broke the top off the bottle, while the other remained liquid!

And last night, another conflict on the door of Epitome…

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Nan Desu Ka?

Today we asked the question “Nan Desu Ka?” – which is Japanese for “What is it?”. The answer was surprising…

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Water Supply

Tonight we held the astronomy club theory group meeting.

Those theorists are thirsty bastards so we had a few bottles of water on hand…

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Going to WeFa

We went to the mountains again today and look at some real estate in WeFa (Wentworth Falls)…

We also inspected the WeFa station for rats (and found none)…

Below is one house we looked at. It looked impressive from the outside, but inside it was a bizarro house, so we didn’t buy it…

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Maths Class

The staff at Firefly are ‘at work’ this week, which means they all look like this…

In the evening I went to ‘maths class’. This was a new type of NSAS Meeting in which we learn about mathematics which relates to astronomy…

The Teacher

In this lesson we did some practical work with pencil, paper and compasses – learning various ways to draw ellipses. It was just like being back at school…

One of my Elipses

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Blue Mountains (I)

Today we went to Leura for a special purpose…

We investigated the cafe situation by having lunch at Bon Ton. Yuko was very excited to learn that Bon Ton has WiFi Internet access! We were also very impressed by Leura station as we could see no rats on the tracks.

Yuko played with her hair…

We also drove around Katoomba a bit and saw some bizzarro art…

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Apple Fangirl Queues for iPad 2!

Today Yuko forced me to take her to the city to queue at the Apple shop to buy the iPad 2! We joined the queue at about 3pm and it took us 6 hours to reach the counter!

Yuko has agreed to be nice to me for one month as a consequence of this experience.

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The Monster Scope

The New Astronomers’ Group (NAG) was scheduled for tonight. But due to unforeseen circumstances we had to postpone it. As I live very close to the venue, I went over there at 7.30 pm to check if anyone turned up despite the email notification. There was one dude there who had not checked his email.

I put a sign on the door in case anyone else turned up later…

Then I drove over to a dude’s house to pick up the club’s refractor telescope. He had borrowed it some time earlier and has now decided to leave the club.

I had not seen the scope before, and when the dude showed it to me I was amazed. It’s a 4 inch f/15, making it rather long…

With the addition of the tripod legs and the equatorial head, the whole thing filled up the back of my car…

Here’s a video from the following day…

Later, I did an unrelated search on YouTube and no, I didn’t mean that…

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