John Dobson's death
Hi! Thanks for the reminder for Royal Stars. I honestly haven't found any reliable sources -- most, in fact, seem to relate to Astrology and that is a very difficult topic to find reliable sources in (as you probably very well know having an interest in Astronomy). I tried posting in the WikiProject Iran talk forums to see if anyone had come across mention of this in any historical Persian works, but that didn't yield any answers. I think for the time being my hopes for actually expanding that article with sources have hit a dead end. SkarmCA (talk) 15:04, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
Hello Pierre, I see that you are still in Wiki. You probably already have heard on the grapevine and thus know that Pascual and Sara's Empremerie en Gros went bankrupt some time early in the summer of 2009 (if not 2008), but I'm telling you just in case you did not get wind of this. As a Pheonix out of the ashes arose Msdiaplus (or Media Plus?) with a numbered federal registration/incorporation. A clever lawyer fixed everything and Antje is now the head and owner of the new outfit. Pascal takes care of the distribution van drivers and Sara is the receptionist. the printion operation is on a reduced scale. Unlike Pascual, Antje does not keep on printing for clients who don't pay. As a matter of fact cients now have to make a downpayment that is suffieciently large that it does not hurt too much if a client refuses to pay because the job is "not satifactory". Peter Horn User talk 03:34, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
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Hello, in 2008 you added the Saint-Léonard Tower to this list. I am having difficulty finding references regarding this tower. Could you please add its location and/or relevant links to the page in question?
Stated ages of inter- (trans-?)stellar events
Your clarifying talk contrib some years ago, re Orion Nebula, is priceless to me, and i wish i could figure out how to render your point accessible as an anchor other than an explicit section title for a sentence or two in an appropriate WP article. E.g., i'd probably edit the final sentence of the lead of Orion Nebula adding a link to it, perhaps,
- They were probably formed one thousand years ago in an unknown violent event.
with the target of that (currently red) link being a Rdr to said anchor.
If i had to rely on my own unsystematic reading, i'd probably add something following that anchor -- perhaps no article offers a better place than does Light-year -- like
- Astronomical records date from well before knowledge of the orders of magnitude of extra-terrestrial distances -- let alone transit times of light between astronomical bodies, relative velocities of galaxies, or relativistic time dilation; even differences between solar and sidereal time probably were little more than curiosities before the Renaissance. Perhaps reflecting this heritage, it remains customary to describe the timing of events, at least beyond the Solar System, as if the time of their occurrence were the date and UTC when their physical influence (propagating at the speed of light) could first reach Earth.
Perhaps this has already been handled better than i can envision; perhaps you'd be the right person to spark an interest at the appropriate WikiProject; perhaps you have suggestions for how i might proceed myself. Thanks at least for reading this far!
--Jerzy•t 09:56, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
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