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How to See Uranus in Telescopes This Weekend
Space.com via Yahoo.com ^ | 28SEP2012 | Geoff Gaherty

Posted on 09/30/2012 9:12:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine

The planet Uranus reaches opposition on Saturday (Sept. 29). This means that Uranus is directly opposite the sun in the sky.

Uranus rises will rise as the sun sets, and set as the sun rises. It will be highest in the sky at local midnight, roughly 1 a.m. if you are on Daylight Saving Time.

Uranus was discovered accidentally by William Herschel on the night of March 13, 1781. All the other planets had been known since prehistoric times, so this was a major discovery in its time, and made Herschel famous.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy; Humor; Science
KEYWORDS: getaneyeful; jokeswritethemselves; space; uranus
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1 posted on 09/30/2012 9:12:56 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I can’t wait for the replies.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 9:16:53 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves...


3 posted on 09/30/2012 9:17:25 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: Dogbert41

LOL! I’m standing by for the same!


4 posted on 09/30/2012 9:17:25 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

What?
Wait.!
What?


5 posted on 09/30/2012 9:18:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

6 posted on 09/30/2012 9:18:08 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Mine’s at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
7 posted on 09/30/2012 9:19:20 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If anyone is looking at MINE, I’ll find that pervo and shoot ‘em!


8 posted on 09/30/2012 9:19:33 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That’s what she said!


9 posted on 09/30/2012 9:19:48 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: jsdjason

Reminds of this song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ9dYjAOKKw


10 posted on 09/30/2012 9:20:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
One hour, 45 minutes to go.

I'm using a mirror and binoculars.

And Tucks(tm).

/johnny

11 posted on 09/30/2012 9:21:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How to See Uranus in Telescopes This Weekend

"Huh, huh, huh.. he said, 'Uranus'... Urrrranus, get it?"
"I can see Uranus, dumbass..."

12 posted on 09/30/2012 9:22:19 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Uranus will rise as the sun sets, and set as the sun rises.”

I’ll take Famous Barney Frank Quotes for $100, Alex.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 9:22:45 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

What? No Preparation H?


14 posted on 09/30/2012 9:23:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Is there a ring around Uranus?


15 posted on 09/30/2012 9:24:35 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Isn't it a full Moon tonight?


16 posted on 09/30/2012 9:24:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Dogbert41

I dunno about Uranus, but I see Ananus most every day on US TV news. :P


17 posted on 09/30/2012 9:25:30 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Dogbert41

It doesn’t matter HOW to see Uranus, Joe Biden ensures us that it will be free.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 9:26:34 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How to See Uranus in Telescopes This Weekend

The article doesn't describe how to remove the telescope.

19 posted on 09/30/2012 9:27:25 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Jack Hydrazine
After I left the Prep-H, Fix-o-Dent, toothpaste, Aspercreme and KY tubes all next to each other that horrible dark night?

NOTHING comes into this house in tubes.

/johnny

20 posted on 09/30/2012 9:31:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You need to sit on it...


21 posted on 09/30/2012 9:32:48 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No thanks that’s a job for my gastroenterologist.

Last time I required him to inform Mrs. FE that he did not find my head up in there.


22 posted on 09/30/2012 9:36:04 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The moon obscures Uranus tonight.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 9:36:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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This is cool. Will be camping in desert again next weekend, and will bring a scope and look for it.

As far as the comments....

Fry: Did you build the Smelloscope?

Professor Hubert Farnsworth: No, I remembered that I’d built one last year. Go ahead, try it. You’ll find that every heavenly body has its own particular scent. Here, I’ll point it at Jupiter.

Fry: Smells like strawberries.

Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Exactly. And now, Saturn.

Fry: Pine needles. Oh, man, this is great... hey, as long as you don’t make me smell Uranus.

Leela: I don’t get it.

Professor Hubert Farnsworth: I’m sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all.

Fry: Oh. What’s it called now?

Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Urrectum. Here, let me locate it for you.

Fry: No, no, I, I think I’ll just smell around a bit over here.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 9:38:05 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1
One would assume that nature would provide one with a certain inspiration on how that task could be performed.

If you really need help, write a member of congress. Those guys know...

/johnny

25 posted on 09/30/2012 9:38:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

26 posted on 09/30/2012 9:39:04 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Jack Hydrazine
These are the voyages or the Star Ship Enema
On a five-year mission to explore Uranus
To reach in, to new lice, and new fertilizations
To boldly go where no bedpan has gone before!
27 posted on 09/30/2012 9:39:43 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Jack Hydrazine

28 posted on 09/30/2012 9:40:31 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: djf
You need to sit on it...

You don't need a couple mirrors?

29 posted on 09/30/2012 9:42:12 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It’s not called “Uranus” anymore.
“Uranus” opened itself up to too many sophomoric jokes.

It’s now called “UrRectum”.


30 posted on 09/30/2012 9:42:21 PM PDT by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
In paris they have Uranuses on every street corner.


31 posted on 09/30/2012 9:43:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
What do toilet paper and the Starship Enterprise have in common?

They both explore Uranus, and seek out Klingons.

32 posted on 09/30/2012 9:44:22 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
A Telescope? Geez if anybody cares a mirror works...
33 posted on 09/30/2012 9:44:49 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You beat me to the mirror joke!


34 posted on 09/30/2012 9:46:30 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I don't have a telescope but if you live close enough my binoculars might be able to find uranus!
35 posted on 09/30/2012 9:46:38 PM PDT by dalereed
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SLOOH space camera

http://events.slooh.com/


36 posted on 09/30/2012 9:48:10 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Is it true that the residents of Uranus are called Urinators?


37 posted on 09/30/2012 9:48:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This proves the universe is curved. Einstein was right!


38 posted on 09/30/2012 9:48:23 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Finding Uranus with a telescope...yet another thing the Obama Administration is incapable of.


39 posted on 09/30/2012 9:49:59 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: MacMattico
I've used 2 old bad jokes on the thread already. Maybe 3 (depends on if you want to give Sam Clements credit). You need to catch up.

/johnny

40 posted on 09/30/2012 9:50:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

"I told my girlfriend I love Uranus. She slapped me!"

41 posted on 09/30/2012 9:51:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: smokingfrog

“The moon obscures Uranus tonight.”

You mean the moon and uranus are in the same location? hmm.

I learned in astronomy class that there is methane gas in the atmosphere around uranus.


42 posted on 09/30/2012 9:54:17 PM PDT by OHelix
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This requires mirrors, right?


43 posted on 09/30/2012 9:54:31 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: smokingfrog

“The moon obscures Uranus tonight.”

You mean the moon and uranus are in the same location? hmm.

I learned in astronomy class that there is methane gas in the atmosphere around uranus.


44 posted on 09/30/2012 9:54:37 PM PDT by OHelix
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To: smokingfrog

“The moon obscures Uranus tonight.”

You mean the moon and uranus are in the same location? hmm.

I learned in astronomy class that there is methane gas in the atmosphere around uranus.


45 posted on 09/30/2012 9:54:37 PM PDT by OHelix
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To: EggsAckley

Rear view mirrors including the message imprinted on them.


46 posted on 09/30/2012 9:58:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Dogbert41
Uranus was discovered accidentally by William Herschel on the night of March 13, 1781.

I'll never forget that night. I shot out of bed like a ball from a British 18 pounder!
Didn't get a wink of sleep for a fortnight.

Never really believed ole Will's 'accident' story either.

47 posted on 09/30/2012 10:02:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: dsrtsage

LOL!!!!


48 posted on 09/30/2012 10:06:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Actually, I am told by astro-physicists that it is indeed possible, that if you’re standing in the event horizon of a black hole, you can actually see Uranus without any special tricks, because light never escaps once you’re in the event horizon.


49 posted on 09/30/2012 10:06:45 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: dsrtsage

OMG! That is hilarious!!
Rectum?
Damn near killed him!!


50 posted on 09/30/2012 10:08:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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