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Tue May 13, 2014, 06:12 PM

I'd like to start an astronomy sub group.

Anybody interested? And I mean the study of the stars and the Universe, not your horoscope.
Astrology is fun, not science.

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Reply I'd like to start an astronomy sub group. (Original post)
Crazy in SoFla May 2014 OP
Barefoot Dancer May 2014 #1
Dyna May 2014 #2
Lira May 2014 #3
heretothere May 2014 #4
hunter May 2014 #5
Mr Happy May 2014 #10
ByTheWatersOfBabylon May 2014 #6
ReTooled May 2014 #7
Sigurd May 2014 #8
Mr Happy May 2014 #9

Response to Crazy in SoFla (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 06:34 PM

1. This is

what the admin said about new categories. I haven't made an OP yet, so I haven't seen any 'tags'.


We have also experimented with a new way to organize discussions. The site is separated into 11 top-level categories: news, politics, culture, sports, science, tech, money, health, life, beliefs, and fun. Within each category, every new discussion thread can be assigned to as many as 10 different forums via a simple tagging system. If someone tags a post with a tag that has not yet been used, a new forum is automatically created for that tag. In this manner, the community can spontaneously create a multitude of different forums, and content from those different forums will cross-pollinate throughout the site.

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Response to Crazy in SoFla (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 06:49 PM

2. What you want to do

is edit your post and add the tag astronomy. Then, at the top of your OP next to where it says "Science" you should see the tag "Astronomy" -- click that, and you're in the astronomy forum!

You can then subscribe to the new forum, so you can get back to it easily. And you can start new threads directly in the astronomy forum. Give it a try...

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Response to Crazy in SoFla (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 08:26 PM

3. I just started reading

The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene. Count me in.

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Response to Crazy in SoFla (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 08:46 PM

4. I'm interested.

I'm just a backyard astronomer and no expert, but I'm passionate about the subject.

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Response to Crazy in SoFla (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 08:48 PM

5. I'd put it off until the science group here is crowded.

Patience.

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Response to hunter (Reply #5)

Wed May 14, 2014, 06:43 PM

10. hopefully, most politics will be kept out, but still doubtfull.

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Response to Crazy in SoFla (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 11:05 PM

6. You mean Capricorns will be allowed to participate? I dunno ...

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Response to Crazy in SoFla (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 12:14 AM

7. anyone interested in an Astronomy subgroup...

knows the difference between astronomy and astrology

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Response to ReTooled (Reply #7)

Wed May 14, 2014, 04:03 AM

8. You would sure hope.

I remember in the most basic astronomy course I took in college the textbook had an essay explaining how astrology had nothing to do with astronomy and was basically bogus. Kinda blew my mind that was a necessary part to include in the textbook.

As for an astronomy subgroup, hell yeah!

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Response to Crazy in SoFla (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 04:14 PM

9. I'd be interested in following an astronomy tag-

it is so interesting understanding (somewhat) what main sequence stars are and, in general, the life cycle of stars and how the matter is recycled (and eventually can become something like us).

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