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stephanie_dukie
2003-Aug-22, 08:35 PM
I hope i cant get in trouble for this, but i read this off of i believe Toronto Observatory and I just thought it was cute as can be and wanted to share it.


The Ten Commandments for Amateur Astronomers



I. Thou shalt have no white light before thee, behind thee, or to the side of thee whilst sharing the night sky with thy fellow stargazers.
II. Thou shalt not love thy telescope more than thy spouse or thy children; as much as, maybe, but not more.
III. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's telescope, unless it exceeds in aperture or electronics twice that of thy wildest dreams.
IV. Thou shalt not read Astronomy or Sky & Telescope on company time, for thine employer makes it possible to continue thine astronomical hobby.
V. Thou shalt have at least two telescopes so as to keep thy spouse interested when the same accompanies thee under the night sky or on eclipse expeditions to strange lands where exotic wild animals doth roam freely.
VI. Thou shalt not allow either thy sons or thy daughters to get married during the Holy Days of Starfest.
VII. Thou shalt not reveal to thy spouse the true cost of thy telescope collection; only the individual components and that shall be done with great infrequency.
VIII. Thou shalt not buy thy spouse any lenses, filters, dew shields, maps, charts, or any other necessities for Christmas, anniversaries, or birthdays unless thy spouse needs them for their own telescope.
IX. Thou shalt not deceive thy spouse into thinking that ye are taking them for a romantic Saturday night drive when indeed thou art heading for a dark sky site.
X. Thou shalt not store thy telescope in thy living room, dining room, or bedroom, lest thou be sleeping with it full time.

pHoSfEe
2003-Aug-22, 11:00 PM
lol!! :lol:
I'd better bookmark this page...

- YMP

:D

DippyHippy
2003-Aug-25, 04:24 AM
LOL! :D That's hilarious! I like that!

Dips

WendellG
2003-Aug-25, 11:37 PM
Hmmm! Maybe that is why I'm single now.

Wendell :D

stephanie_dukie
2003-Aug-26, 08:22 PM
No dear,

Your probably single now because she was lacking in intelligence! ;)

Or maybe your telescope was to big!! :lol:

Planetwatcher
2003-Aug-30, 07:59 PM
That was cute. And so very true. We got a telescope of our tenth wedding annaversey. Big mistake. I don't recomend such a gift, unless they can make a telescope built for two. ;)