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Remote Access — 2 Comments

  1. I would not even thought that an astronomer would not be able to identify a planet because he/she became so used to using a monitor.
    Because of the (hopefully) transient need for social distancing, I must admit my kids are not as traumatized as I, because they are so used to phone/screen use with friends.
    But it is a shame if they loose the wonder of physically experiencing the wonder of the universe but really looking up at the night sky. I will endeavor to keep that wonder alive in them.
    Cheers! And stay safe.

  2. Yes, I’ve known astronomers who can’t find anything in the sky. To be fair, there are lots of types of astronomers, including folks whose work is entirely mathematical. They are more like mathematicians or physicists or chemists who apply those fields to astronomy.

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