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The Bad Astronomer
2002-Sep-27, 09:11 PM
Well, not really. But they did a feature on Yours Truly, so I thought I'd post it: http://www.sonoma.edu/pubs/release/2002/256.html.

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nebularain
2002-Sep-29, 01:46 AM
Nice article!

Hey, BA, the poster behind you in the picture looks pretty cool. What is it showing?

The Bad Astronomer
2002-Sep-30, 05:00 PM
Why, I'm glad you asked. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

The poster describes the appearance of active galaxies; galaxies with very bright central cores. The current thinking is that supermassive black holes in their centers are consuming vast amounts of matter, which heats up as it falls in and generates X-rays and gamma rays.

The majority of my work at SSU is to develop classroom materials based on the GLAST satellite which will observe active galaxies. The poster was developed by a few of us here, and I put it in the background of that picture on purpose. Glad to see my plan worked! For a closer look, try here (http://www-glast.sonoma.edu/images/AGN.jpg). That online version is a bit old, and we are planning on more revisions soon.

I'll be doing some writing on this topic sometime in the next few months, I hope. There's a lot of neat stuff to say.

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nebularain
2002-Sep-30, 06:30 PM
Oh, co-o-o-o-ol! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif

beskeptical
2002-Oct-01, 09:43 AM
I like that poster too. It seems like a great way to reach those visual learners. I wonder if I can think of more visuals to use to dispell myths or get some concepts across. Hmmmm....

2002-Oct-01, 04:32 PM
<a name="20021001.9:20"> POST 20021001.9:20 aka Two hours ?
On 2002-10-01 05:43, beskeptical wrote: To? 486 in PDT
yeah? comming up to TWO hours on line {way to long}
anyway I see the thread developing
twards a detail of Radiation
[line keft for link to RAD]
and spaciffically the '58 Pacific test
YES: the Pacifics still there
the X-Radiations were sufficient [from Bakini to Enewtok] so that the bones in the hand could be seen
So My question goes to Radiation{herself} How many types would YOU list? counting YOUR X as one?

heliopause
2002-Oct-04, 01:40 PM
On 2002-10-01 12:32, HUb' wrote:
<a name="20021001.9:20"> POST 20021001.9:20 aka Two hours ?
On 2002-10-01 05:43, beskeptical wrote: To? 486 in PDT
yeah? comming up to TWO hours on line {way to long}
anyway I see the thread developing
twards a detail of Radiation
[line keft for link to RAD]
and spaciffically the '58 Pacific test
YES: the Pacifics still there
the X-Radiations were sufficient [from Bakini to Enewtok] so that the bones in the hand could be seen
So My question goes to Radiation{herself} How many types would YOU list? counting YOUR X as one?


What is THAT??????

GrapesOfWrath
2002-Oct-04, 03:07 PM
On 2002-10-04 09:40, heliopause wrote:
What is THAT??????

Patience, young heliopause, you will learn (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=264&forum=1&start=5).

heliopause
2002-Oct-05, 01:54 AM
On 2002-10-04 11:07, GrapesOfWrath wrote:
Patience, young heliopause, you will learn (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=264&forum=1&start=5).


Thanks for the clarification. That's extremely interesting.

Mr. X
2002-Oct-15, 02:40 AM
Dude [heliopause], get off HUb's case.
I tend to get cranky when people start ragging on HUb'.

Did quite a bit of posting since I parted, eh, Grapes of Wrath?

Ah, I remember the good old days when I had the most posts...

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