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kucharek
2004-Dec-03, 06:59 AM
A close call for the Parkes radio telescope. Mt Stromlo was not so lucky last year.

http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/people/jsarkiss/bush_fires/

Harald

frogesque
2004-Dec-03, 09:55 AM
A close call for the Parkes radio telescope. Mt Stromlo was not so lucky last year.

http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/people/jsarkiss/bush_fires/

Harald

Close call! Not so lucky for the farmer but at least everyone was safe.

Odd, I was reading about the 40C + temperatures in Oz on another thread and thinking about bush fires. Hope all you Down Unders reading have a better year than summer 2003/4.

mickal555
2004-Dec-03, 10:03 AM
I thought bush was attacking the dish like firing insults at it or somthing :oops: #-o

kucharek
2004-Dec-03, 10:27 AM
I thought bush was attacking the dish like firing insults at it or somthing :oops: #-o

I was also confused for some seconds when I got an email with this subject line in my inbox this morning. Thought I preserve it for my fellow BABBlers. :D

The Bad Astronomer
2004-Dec-03, 08:50 PM
Yikes! Some names on that page are familiar; they were there when I was visiting in November! Compare the pictures on that site linked above to the ones I took not two weeks earlier. The first is the view of the road Sam Neill walks down at the beginning of "The Dish" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0205873/), and the second was a fantastic storm front that blew through as we were leaving. The dish can be seen at the bottom center (it was almost a mile away by then).

http://www.badastronomy.com/pix/oz/parkes_road.jpg

http://www.badastronomy.com/pix/oz/parkes_stormfront.jpg

Jigsaw
2004-Dec-03, 09:05 PM
Wah!! [looks around for storm cellar]

Dorothy! Dorothy! ...





:D

expirationdate
2004-Dec-03, 09:14 PM
It's ok mickal I was thinking the same thing till I read a little on the article and saw the pics... :lol:

I thought bush was attacking the dish like firing insults at it or somthing :oops: #-o

Doodler
2004-Dec-03, 09:33 PM
For half a second, I thought some astronomer had managed to torque off Dubya when I saw the title.

Chip
2004-Dec-03, 11:48 PM
Yikes!...

Too close! Glad they got it under control. :o

Footnote -
About the title of this thread: They're termed "brush fires" in the States. That's why some American posters thought Dubya had harsh words for Angelina Jolie - or something like that.

Van Rijn
2004-Dec-04, 12:56 AM
Yes ... sure, I've heard about the "Australian bush" plenty of times, but my first thought seeing that title was that it was going to be another of those insane fake news stories, perhaps something about Bush firing on a radio dish with a space laser. ](*,) Ah, well. I worked it out in a second or two, but I still like the image ...

mickal555
2004-Dec-04, 12:58 AM
Yikes!...

Too close! Glad they got it under control. :o

Footnote -
About the title of this thread: They're termed "brush fires" in the States. That's why some American posters thought Dubya had harsh words for Angelina Jolie - or something like that.

Nope I know what bushfires alright are but its usally one word are besides the firepeople call them wildfires.


Yes ... sure, I've heard about the "Australian bush" plenty of times, but my first thought seeing that title was that it was going to be another of those insane fake news stories, perhaps something about Bush firing on a radio dish with a space laser. ](*,) Ah, well. I worked it out in a second or two, but I still like the image ...

I thought the same

Moose
2004-Dec-04, 01:58 AM
For half a second, I thought some astronomer had managed to torque off Dubya when I saw the title.

Yeah, I know. My first thought was "I know Dubya isn't big on real science, but geez!"

kucharek
2004-Dec-04, 10:23 AM
The subject line originates from an email by Parkes' John Sarkissian. Eric Jones forwarded it to me and as it confused me like some of you, I thought it was worth to be preserved - as I already wrote. :-)

Harald