archive: SETI Re: [ASTRO] Planetarium - Shades of Big Ear

SETI Re: [ASTRO] Planetarium - Shades of Big Ear

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Fri, 14 May 1999 09:29:18 -0400

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>Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 08:51:56 -0400
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>From: "C. Marcotte" <leia@dsuper.net>
>Subject: Re: [ASTRO] Planetarium
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>At 07:59 AM 5/14/99 -0400, Anita Brown wrote:
>>Hi Folks
>> Once again it seems that greed overcomes common sense. I just read
>>in the local paper that the city of Montreal, here in Quebec, Canada is
>>studying the feasibility of moving the planetarium from its present site
>>of 35 years, near the downtown area, to a site about 15 Kilometers away
>>in the east end of the city. The rational is that it would be near
>>another science exhibit, the biodome.
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>Another spectacularly stupid move on the part of anyone with any sort of
>power in Quebec.
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>>From the Montreal Gazette web site:
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>Planetarium might move to Biodome orbit
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>The city has ordered a study on moving the landmark astronomy centre to the
>east end - which would open a prime development site near the proposed
>Expos ball park.
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>http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/pages/990514/2597889.html
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>Montreal (and Quebec in general) is a lost cause when it comes to
>astronomy. Highways lit up like the inside of a Wallmart department store,
>light pollution that stretches well past the US border (Montreal's glow can
>be seen south of Plattsburgh, NY), and a building near the Planetarium
>actually shoots this bright beam of light straight up for no apparent
>reason except to light up the clouds and earn more money for Hydro-Quebec,
>our monopolistic power utility (which is once again on strike, BTW), just
>to name a few.
>
>Can you tell I'm fed up??? ;-)
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>Claude
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