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A Glossary of astronomical terms?


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Should this forum have a glossary of astronomical terms?

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 10:35 PM

As this site is not a space / astronomical site not everyone will understand all the terms used in this forum. I am considering producing a glossary of astronomical terms and having it as a pinned subject. Do others consider this a good idea? I would be grateful of your input.

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Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 21 May 2006 - 10:35 PM.

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:01 PM

I think this would be a fab idea Waspie  thumbsup.gif  ! I love looking at this board but sometimes feel a little overwhelmed with some of the astrological terms, I like to understand exactly what I am reading. So thumbs up from me.  original.gif


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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:46 PM

Sounds like a really good idea to me too. If the definitions are right there, easily available, it could be very useful addition. A suggestion: The first terms defined might be to clarify the difference between "astrology" and "astronomy"....just a suggestion!  wink2.gif

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:46 PM

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I think this would be a fab idea Waspie  thumbsup.gif  ! I love looking at this board but sometimes feel a little overwhelmed with some of the astrological terms, I like to understand exactly what I am reading. So thumbs up from me.  original.gif


Thanks Lottie. thumbsup.gif

It looks like number one on the list will have to be the difference between astrological and astronomical though. grin2.gif

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:48 PM

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A suggestion: The first terms defined might be to clarify the difference between "astrology" and "astronomy"....just a suggestion!  wink2.gif



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It looks like number one on the list will have to be the difference between astrological and astronomical though. grin2.gif


SNAP! I win.  grin2.gif

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 21 May 2006 - 11:48 PM.

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:53 PM

This all serves to answer the age old question....Yes, great minds do think alike!  grin2.gif

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:59 PM

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This all serves to answer the age old question....Yes, great minds do think alike!  grin2.gif



Be careful Lilly, they also say that fools seldom differ.  grin2.gif

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:27 AM

Hey Waspie, I have a great Astronomy/Astrobiology glossary bookmarked..

Here's the link:
http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/alphindexa.html

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 04:39 PM

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It looks like number one on the list will have to be the difference between astrological and astronomical though. grin2.gif


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