User talk:Lars Lindberg Christensen

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la Silla Observatory[edit]

Hello again! A few suggestions: One could merge a few more of the facts from: and move the main article under the headline History. 10:25 CET, 8 MArch 2011

Hello Lemon martini! Thanks for starting work on it! We've decided to extend the deadline since the page still needs improvements. If you're up to it, it will be our pleasure to award you! 8 March 2011, 09:52 CET.

I've made a start on improving this and formed it into a coherent chronology-it's much more of a rounded article but I'm having problems with adding links and images,so I'll be able to get them corrected once I've had a bit more practice. Any help with just putting the links into the correct form will be greatly appreciated Lemon martini (talk) 22:37, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Now that the deadline has passed, could you either award the user, or update the request. Thanks, MrKIA11 (talk) 02:14, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Hello! We will award the user! 17:38, 14 April 2011 CEST — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lars Lindberg Christensen (talkcontribs)
Just FYI, 99% of the time, comments for users should go on their talk page. I moved your comment from their userpage to their talkpage, but just so you know for the future. The next time the user signs on, they will see a talk page notification and I'm sure they'll contact you then. MrKIA11 (talk) 00:28, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for that! Will keep it in mind. No response yet though from the prize candidate. Still waiting... 16:01, 26 April (CEST)

Hi-sorry for having not seen this earlier-for some reason there was a problem with my talkpage not showing new message notifications,so I didn't realize that there was a message here until I happened to be in there and found the message had been nestling here for almost 2 months. I was rather uncertain as to what it actually meant-since I'm the most prodigious contributor for this section,I assume you're wanting to award me the points in which case you'll presumably need my post details.I'm not sure how to get them to you without them being on public display,so I'll check the best way to let you have them. Lemon martini (talk) 22:15, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I meant if we should designate the winner. It's the first time we do this :) Based on the contributions, you were indeed the most active. We would need a postal address of yours to send you the gifts. We don't have "points". Lars 20 June 2011, 10:09 CEST

Astronomy edits[edit]

I found your biography online, and I see that you are working for ESA. I am also a professional astronomer (George_J._Bendo) working on Wikipedia articles. You may be interested in Wikipedia:WikiProject Astronomical objects, which is a forum frequently used for astronomy-related discussions. The main group of people working on Wikipedia astronomy articles includes one or two other professionals, a few amateur astronomers, and a few enthusiasts. Frequently, other people randomly create articles for odd reasons.

If you have questions about producing good articles on astronomical articles, please ask. Note that many astronomical articles lack good references. I use the Sombrero Galaxy article as an example of how to use the footnote form of references (although a couple of its statements still need references).

One other comment: I agree with adding credits to NASA and ESA below HST images, and I hope that you will do that in the future. However, adding "HST is a joint collaboration between NASA and ESA" when HST is mentioned within the text of individual articles seems a little gratuitous. Adding a footnote with a reference to a journal paper would be more useful.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments. Dr. Submillimeter 17:44, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your suggestions. We will do our best to follow your advice and will re-edit tomorrow. Lars Lindberg Christensen 18:50, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Your Wikipedia autobiography[edit]

Please review WP:BIO and WP:AUTO, Wikipedia's policies on biography and autobiography. It is clear that you and possibly your co-workers at ESO have been responsible for most of the content of Lars Lindberg Christensen. This activity should be performed cautiously. Dr. Submillimeter 13:50, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Your use of Category:Hubble images and Category:ESA images[edit]

You and the anonymous IP addresses at the ESO are misusing these categories. These categories should be applied to images themselves, not articles with the images in them. I am reverting your edits to the articles.

You may really want to discuss your edits with other people in Wikipedia. I strongly encourage you to participate in discussions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Astronomy, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Astronomical objects, and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Physics. Even as a professional astronomer, I cannot tell what your motivations are half of the time. I imagine that other people in Wikipedia are even more confused. Dr. Submillimeter 09:29, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

You have also unnecessarily applied both categories to multiple HST images. You could have simply made Category:ESA images a parent category of Category:Hubble images. I am going to fix this. Dr. Submillimeter 09:54, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much dear Lars[edit]

Hi, Lars, now I can find you. You are very polite for the licence about the image of This nebula : stellar spire eagle nebula. I have so much answers about this impressive image. Is fantastic to promove the Knowledge in wikipedia or internet, because people love the knowledge, and instictively, people wants and loves the truth in all aspects, about science, history, religion, medicine, we can talk in the discussions when you want, I like the freedom in Wikipedia. A hugh for you, friend. --Pediaknowledge 01:32, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Missing image Image:Eagle Nebula Full.jpg[edit]

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Offer to use new constellation maps from the International Astronomical Union[edit]

(Copied from Rursus'es discussion page): Hi Rursus I would like to offer you to use the new constellation maps from IAU: for the 88 Wikipedia articles. Let me know if you are interested in this. Cheers Lars Lars Lindberg Christensen (talk) 11:56, 7 May 2008 (UTC) IAU Press Officer (

Hmm, they're visually as perfectly designed as possible, which isn't to be too surprising, considering the Sky&Telescope involvement. They're beautiful, and I would rather prefer these images before the current blobby ones, but the wiki and web-technologies don't support our intention: they wouldn't look very nice when scaled in Wikipedia. Images should either be a little bit blobby/clumsy/fat to look well when scaled down, or be in SVG vector format in order to look optimal in many scales. I think that the images you link to should become kind of a constellation drawing standard, colors, symbols, constel border dashing and colors, constellation highlight and so on - besides being practically usable for amateur observations (binocular level), they're outright beautiful and well balanced. Said: Rursus 12:37, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Either way I'll ask my amateur friends in Norrköping Sweden what they think. Said: Rursus 12:38, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: ESO Article[edit]

Hi! I responded to your query here. ceranthor 18:56, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

I haven't forgotten about the article. I'll try to post some of my thoughts as soon as possible. Sorry for any delay. ceranthor 01:19, 23 May 2011 (UTC)


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I've put the page up at User:Lars Lindberg Christensen/ALMA. Feel free to edit it. Once it is ready to put into article-space, please just notify an administrator and they'll have a look at it. —Tom Morris (talk) 09:50, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Thank you! We've edited the text according to your points, which we agreed with. We hope that this new version is more appropriate. Would you be so kind to let us know how we can notify an administrator?Lars Lindberg Christensen (talk) 11:16, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:PD-Hubble[edit]

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