View Full Version : Opportunity Phones Home Dusty Self-Portraits and Ground Breaking Science

2012-Feb-22, 02:00 AM
Opportunity, the Princess of Martian Robots, phoned home dusty new self portraits – above and below – of her beautiful bod basking in the utterly frigid sunshine during her 5th winter on the Red Planet whilst overlooking a humongous crater offering bountiful science. NASA’s endearing robot is simultaneously carrying out an ambitious array of ground [...]

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2012-Feb-22, 02:33 AM
Thanks for the Universe Today page Fraser. I have loved all of your podcasts. Lucky for me I found your site 4-5 years ago and have enjoyed UT every day since these little robot crawlers have landed. I took up astronomy to give me something to do at night at keep me close to home and out of the bars. Being a self taught outer space observer I have trouble pronouncing star names. I see the letters in the names on charts and stellerium but having no classroom education, can't really say their names because I rarely heard them spoken. It's kind of like reading a book and mispronouncing all the french characters names when called on in class. Your podcasts have helped me, can you point me in the right direction,an archived podcast or some basic Youtube classroom lecture? I have a keen ear for you and Pamela but a poor ear for Arabic.

2012-Feb-22, 09:06 AM
Have you seen this thread: http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/127385-Stellar-pronunciation-guide

There are some handy hints 'n' links in there...