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Posted by Otto Piechowski 05/15/2004 12:00AM

We Stargazers

"The telescope as a silent sentinel to the gates of the night."


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How completely refreshing to read a review by someone who seemed to know what to expect, got what he expected, and was generally satisfied with what he received. The reviewer also seem resigned to the fact that he would have to make some modifications on his own with the expectation that he could achieve a reasonably good quality instrument. I especially enjoyed reading a article by one who is articulate, possesses good grammatical expression, and writes a genuinely interesting review. I applaud your choice in selecting this review for recognition.
  • filmdos [Paul Walsh]
  • 07/14/2004 02:44PM
Glad to be of service, thanks 8) <br><br>Though I do think we have acquired a number of good reviews since the inception of the Articles section and I just KNOW there are a lot more in the pipeline.<br><br>-Paul


Thank you Lawrence for posting your reviews to AstroMart.<br>All of appreciate your efforts to help all learn more.<br><br>Herb<br>

[COLOR="Navy"]:S Tried all links, went to contest rules, Found Paul Walsh profile, clicked on "Read Story" was sent back to Contest Rules. So, [COLOR="Red"]Where's The Review???[/COLOR]
GOOD POINT<br><br>When Paul gets back we will ask him.<br><br>Thank you<br>Herb York


http://www.astromart.com/articles/article.asp?article_id=144

  • Jef [Jef Spalding]
  • 11/05/2005 08:46PM
The only thing that comes to mind is another 12+ years of petrochemical based energy policy with its plastics, pollutants, garbage, and continued atmospheric greenhouse gases before "China" even begins to think about development of an alternate (or He3) based clean energy that we don't even know is feasible? I was hoping China could develop a biotech or other alternate fuel here on planet earth much sooner and drop the bottom out of the 'non renewable-high profit' energy choices dictated by politicians, corporate America and Washington lobbyists.
  • Jef [Jef Spalding]
  • 11/07/2005 09:54AM
Thanks for the humor. After rereading my post Monday morning I realized how cynical I get LATE nights (especially cloudy ones). Hope Astromarters will forgive me!


  • bartine [Ben Bartine]
  • 11/07/2005 10:51AM
This is, in my opinion, the best thing that could ever happen for the US space program. <br><br>NASA is trying to get their heads in order - I understand the new Program Director is a real ball of fire - many of the political appointees have already resigned.<br><br>If the Chinese are successful, this would focus our Government and the press on competing and the goal - away from party politics, political back stabbing and agenda based reporting.<br><br>Ben

  • Joe285 [Joe Godfrey]
  • 04/01/2006 09:54PM
Did Meade really lend their name to this spoof? They seem so SERIOUS most of the time--- <br><br>Joe Godfrey <img class='' src='http://new.astromart.com/astromart/javascripts/sceditor/emoticons/wink.png' alt='wink' title='wink'/>

Perhaps both Ritchey and Chretien will rest easier- given how much trouble they were given by the astronomical elites when their design first came out, for Meade to have hijacked the moniker was just insult on top of injury. No more coattails to ride, pals. Don't business people have to take some sort of ethics course in school?<br><br>Jess Tauber

"I wrote an editorial about this in the January 2007 issue of Sky & Telescope, in which I asked what's more important, what a telescope is called or how it performs."<br><br>And what difference does this make? Is there a conflict between calling something what it is and how it performs? Do we have to choose one or the other? Hardly.
  • bschmall [Robert Schmall]
  • 01/26/2008 02:16PM
<blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="italic"><i>Joe Bergeron said:</i><br><br>"I wrote an editorial about this in the January 2007 issue of Sky & Telescope, in which I asked what's more important, what a telescope is called or how it performs."<br><br>And what difference does this make? Is there a conflict between calling something what it is and how it performs? Do we have to choose one or the other? Hardly.</div></blockquote><br>You can bet that if I started a magazine called "Sky and Telescope Plus" Feinberg would be on the phone with the lawyers but fast. Meade's advertising was misleading at best, and saying that calling it RC made little difference, as their sales manager did, it disingenuous. They knew damn well what they were doing: taking advantage of the fact that 'Ritchey-Chretien" is both famous and not trademarked.


  • wboeck [Wayne Boeck]
  • 01/24/2008 05:33PM
Meade is having lots of trouble. I would rather have them stay in business offering items for normal consumers at good prices than making an elite scope group bragging about how wonderful their scope is. Meade makes good products at affordable prices.

  • Wangler [Alec Hitchman]
  • 01/26/2008 12:05AM
Yeah,<br><br>Let's all sue Meade and knock 'em out of business.<br><br>Then we can work on putting Celestron six feet under too.<br><br>Hey, no worries, there will be plenty of $10k - $20k 'scopes available for all of the purists.<br><br>Keith
  • wboeck [Wayne Boeck]
  • 01/26/2008 08:10AM
I think $20k will be a steal if they knock off Meade and Celestron.


<br>Paul: <br>Herb: <br><br>Wishing you, your team, and the rest of the Astromart community a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.<br><br>BTW -- I think I spotted the Higgs Particle on your Christmas ornament.<br><br>I am going to quickly write a scientific paper on it before anyone else notices. <br><br>Guy Pirro <br><br><br>
  • filmdos [Paul Walsh]
  • 12/24/2011 09:58AM
Darn - and here I thought I'd hidden it pretty well :-{


  • johnhenry [john neufeld]
  • 12/24/2011 10:50AM
The date stamp on you submission is Dec 27th<br><br>Should we inform the Time Institute of your clearly illegal time-paradox activities?
  • filmdos [Paul Walsh]
  • 12/24/2011 11:46AM
Uh, sorry - your post is 3 days old... Nothing I can do about it now :-)


  • mslancas [Mark Lancaster]
  • 12/25/2011 07:45PM
Paul and Herb,<br><br>Thanks for the warm wishes, and a special thanks for actually using the word 'Christmas' in your greeting!<br><br>Mark Lancaster

  • AstroMart [~ AstroMart LLC~]
  • 01/03/2012 09:09AM
Herb
  • filmdos [Paul Walsh]
  • 01/04/2012 02:09AM
Martinelli's :-)


  • dacama [Donald Allen]
  • 12/25/2012 07:51AM
And to you and yours!

The best of New years to you all and Merry Christmas

Best wishes for the new year, too.