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I've been told by two separate people to post an introduction, so here goes. I've had my Kindle since the end of August, and I've been reading a lot more than previously because I now have instant access to free and cheap books. I'm an undergraduate studying astronomy, and no one believes me when I say I have a twin sister, but it's true! (Though we're not identical.)

I've also had memberships to a lot of different forums over the years, and I always find that book/reading related forums have the nicest and most intelligent people.
 

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Hi, Nebulinda -

I may be one of those who asked you to post here...Oops, sorry if you found that awkward  ???

Your call name makes a lot of sense hearing that you are an astronomy student. 

May I ask where you are taking your studies?  Do you like the field?

I have found KB to be one of the friendliest boards I've been involved.

Hope to see more of your posts,

Marci
 

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nebulinda said:
I've also had memberships to a lot of different forums over the years, and I always find that book/reading related forums have the nicest and most intelligent people.
Guess that includes me ;)

Welcome aboard !
 

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nebulinda said:
I've been told by two separate people to post an introduction, so here goes. I've had my Kindle since the end of August, and I've been reading a lot more than previously because I now have instant access to free and cheap books. I'm an undergraduate studying astronomy, and no one believes me when I say I have a twin sister, but it's true! (Though we're not identical.)

I've also had memberships to a lot of different forums over the years, and I always find that book/reading related forums have the nicest and most intelligent people.
Thanks nebulinda for coming over and introducing yourself! We are happy you joined us and look forward to reading more of your posts.
Linda
 

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I am always impressed with graduate and undergraduate students having time not only to study, but read a kindle AND post here.  A great big welcome to you and buena suerte with your studies - from Mexico
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Welcome, Nebulinda!

Congratulations on your Kindle, and thanks for your interest in our Book Clubs.  We're still working on our Book Clubs, and working on the idea of a Free Book Club!

(We have a book by one of our author members that is Free till Jan 1st!  Check out the Book Corner for more info!)

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Marci, I hope I don't sound paranoid, but I'd rather not say where I go to school, even though most people probably haven't heard of it. And I love the field! Some of the physics and math is hard and boring, but astronomy is awesome!
 

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Marci, I hope I don't sound paranoid, but I'd rather not say where I go to school, even though most people probably haven't heard of it. And I love the field! Some of the physics and math is hard and boring, but astronomy is awesome!
That's fine! Glad to hear you really like astronomy.

I know astronomy pictures always fascinate me!

http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:cN6OZvTCvae23M:http://www.nikomi.net/img/astronomy/astronomy.jpg

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:pEuYseTfy5GKtM:http://www.nwpphotoforum.com/ubbthreads/JM_Pieces/brorslett/AstronomyDomain(visible).jpg
 

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Welcome, Nebulinda! And astronomy is awesome! I took a couple of classes in school ages ago and really enjoyed them. I whine every once in a while to my wife (ScrappingForever) about wanting a telescope, but there's way too much light pollution where we are (not to mention too many clouds/hazy sky). Ahhh, well. I'll just settle for being a space cadet!  ;D
 

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Welcome, Nebulinda! And astronomy is awesome! I took a couple of classes in school ages ago and really enjoyed them. I whine every once in a while to my wife (ScrappingForever) about wanting a telescope, but there's way too much light pollution where we are (not to mention too many clouds/hazy sky). Ahhh, well. I'll just settle for being a space cadet! ;D
You should get a pair of binoculars. You'll still be able to see most planets (probably not Mercury, Uranus, or Neptune, but those are the boringest anyway), many deep sky objects, and the occasional bright comet. Someone (I don't remember who, though it was probably Shoemaker or Levy), discovered a new comet while scanning the skies with a pair of binoculars while leaning out of his apartment window in New York City. Don't let light pollution be a barrier to your pursuit of the awesomest of all the sciences. Binoculars are also cheaper and easier to carry around than a telescope.

And now that you've got me started I won't be able to shut up about it. Ask me about supernova types sometime if you want to get your virtual ear talked off. I spent the summer doing research on them.
 

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nebulinda said:
I've been told by two separate people to post an introduction, so here goes. I've had my Kindle since the end of August, and I've been reading a lot more than previously because I now have instant access to free and cheap books. I'm an undergraduate studying astronomy, and no one believes me when I say I have a twin sister, but it's true! (Though we're not identical.)

I've also had memberships to a lot of different forums over the years, and I always find that book/reading related forums have the nicest and most intelligent people.
I'm the opposite with the twin issue! My brother and I have always been in the same grade ...people are convince we are twins no matter how many times we tell them we aren't . We are at the point that we just going along and agree with everyone. (it sucks having a sibling in the same grade sometimes, He alway got to copy me.)

Welcome to the Kindle boards!!!!
 

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You should get a pair of binoculars. You'll still be able to see most planets (probably not Mercury, Uranus, or Neptune, but those are the boringest anyway), many deep sky objects, and the occasional bright comet. Someone (I don't remember who, though it was probably Shoemaker or Levy), discovered a new comet while scanning the skies with a pair of binoculars while leaning out of his apartment window in New York City. Don't let light pollution be a barrier to your pursuit of the awesomest of all the sciences. Binoculars are also cheaper and easier to carry around than a telescope.

And now that you've got me started I won't be able to shut up about it. Ask me about supernova types sometime if you want to get your virtual ear talked off. I spent the summer doing research on them.
LOL! Well, I think in my case it's as much a matter of telescope envy as anything else - I was even looking into building a Dobsonian at one point for deep sky observation (some ridiculous size like 16"), but wouldn't have had anywhere to put the bloody thing.

I also grew up in Phoenix, and we lived out in north Scottsdale at a time before it had become so built-up - I was used to *very* starry skies as a kid. But where we are now in MD, yeah, binoculars would be about it.

And I'll have to ask you about supernova types sometime - maybe I can work that into my next book. ;D

Cheers,
Mike
 

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Welcome Nebulinda!  It's great to have you here.  I think you will enjoy being a member here at the Kindle Boards.  I think it's the best.
 
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