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crazy stars
2003-Sep-29, 01:36 AM
i have just started getting interested in astronomy. I happen to have a lot of old satellite dishes and i was wondering if anybody might think of something useful i can do with them.
Thank you
crazy stars

2005-Nov-29, 02:57 PM
Set up your own version of SETI! Might take a bit of work to get the whole thing set-up though! ;)

2005-Nov-29, 03:56 PM
I don't know about useful, but I found a few other than the obvious signal boosters, wi-fi, etc.
Garden Ponds (http://www.habiscapes.biz/Do-it-yourselfers.htm)
Bird baths (http://www.ruralnorthwest.com/fishing/articles/birdbath.htm)
Solar stoves (http://solarcooking.org/newsletters/scrnov01.htm)
movie props (http://www.enchantedcastlestudios.com/Products/sci-fi.htm)
I even ran across a children's museum using 2 of them to create some sort of whisper chamber.

2005-Nov-29, 06:37 PM
Depending on their type and condition, I would suggest you try your hand at some stir fry cooking with one :lol:

2005-Nov-29, 10:35 PM
I think you can pickup small meteors with them too
Althouhg i'm probebly wrong.