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Theodolite Thursday: Satellites Interfere With Astronomy

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P. Marenfeld
Science Magazine

“A report warns that fleets of new communication satellites in low-Earth orbit will spoil some astronomical observations, even if all known mitigation strategies are taken.”

Astronomers and the operators of new, thousands-strong […] low-orbiting satellites will have to work together to prevent them from having a devastating impact on ground-based observations of planets, stars and other celestial objects, says a [recent] report […]. Even then, there is no escaping some harm from the fleets of commercial orbiters.

“All optical and infrared observatories will be affected to some degree,” [stated] astronomer Anthony Tyson of the University of California, Davis, […] at a briefing on the report.

“No combination of mitigation will eliminate their impact,” added astronomer Connie Walker of the U.S. National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory.

The satellites, designed to provide internet access in remote areas, now number in the hundreds. [Following] the launch of the first batch by SpaceX in May 2019, astronomers were alarmed by how bright they appear in the sky. If all the planned [launches] go ahead, the number of satellites will grow beyond 100,000. Since last year, there have been a number of independent studies of [satellites’] possible impact. [The] workshop’s report is the first time the satellite companies, and those who would be affected (astronomers to the agencies that fund them and their telescopes), have pooled their results and worked out a strategy for the future.

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The satellite trails are very bright, and out of focus slightly, so they’re wide and cover several pixels on images taken with a test version of the (soon to open Vera C.) Rubin Observatory’s camera, notes Tyson. [Telescopes] that need to work during twilight will also run into problems. Because the satellites are in low orbits, they will often be seen close to the horizon and will be most visible when they are still in sunlight but, the observer is not. If, however, satellite operators choose orbits above 600 kilometers, the situation gets worse because, then, their spacecraft are visible for more of the night, and in [the] summer, all night long. Astronomers should also develop software tools to remove satellite trails from images and the companies should make accurate orbital data available for their orbiters so telescopes can try to avoid them.

The only measure the report could offer to totally eliminate the damage to astronomy was to launch fewer or no low-orbiting satellites…likely not an option given the financial investments the companies are making in the [satellites] and the lucrative market they foresee.

Tyson and his colleagues have been working with SpaceX engineers to modify their satellites to reduce their brightness. His team has also modeled trying to steer the Rubin Observatory telescope to avoid passing satellites but, Tyson says there are simply too many. Astronomers are already actively pursuing image processing solutions but, he says “the jury’s out” on how much that can help.

Daniel Clery
Science Magazine
August 25, 2020

Addtional Reading:
Report Offers Roadmap (American Astronomical Society)
SATCON Report (NOIRLab)
Satellites Could Spoil View of Giant Sky Telescope (Science Magazine February 27, 2020)

Wayback Wednesday: Galileo Silenced 1616

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They really wanted Galileo to shut up. Four hundred, four years, today, the Catholic Church was nearly successful with an injunction. Referred to as the Galileo Affair, it started in 1610 and ended in 1633 with the Roman Inquistion.

Galileo got into trouble for supporting Copernican Heliocentrism, the mathematical model put forth by Nicolaus Copernicus (see Copernican Revolution), that suggested the Earth, and other planets, revolve around the sun at the center of the Solar System, opposing Geocentrism, backed by the Catholic Church.

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Background:

In 1610, Galileo published his Sidereus Nuncius (Starry Messenger), describing the surprising observations that he had made with [a] new telescope, among them, the Galilean Moons of Jupiter. With these observations, and additional observations that followed, such as the phases of Venus, he promoted the heliocentric theory of Nicolaus Copernicus published in De revolutionibus orbium coelestium in 1543. Galileo’s discoveries were met with opposition within the Catholic Church and, in 1616, the Inquisition declared heliocentrism to be “formally heretical.” Heliocentric books were banned and Galileo was ordered to abstain from holding, teaching or defending heliocentric ideas.

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Deliberation

On February 19, 1616, the Inquisition asked a commission of theologians, known as qualifiers, about the propositions of the heliocentric view of the universe. [It was] confirmed that Galileo had advocated the Copernican doctrines of a stationary Sun, and a mobile Earth, and as a consequence, the Tribunal of the Inquisition would have eventually needed to determine the theological status of those doctrines.

Judgement:

On February 24, the Qualifiers delivered their unanimous report:

“[The] proposition that the Sun is stationary at the centre of the universe is foolish and absurd in philosophy and, formally, heretical since it explicitly contradicts, in many places, the sense of Holy Scripture. [The] proposition that the Earth moves and is not at the centre of the universe receives the same judgement in philosophy and … in regard to theological truth, it is at least erroneous in faith.”

At a meeting of the cardinals of the Inquisition on the following day, Pope Paul V instructed [Cardinal] Bellarmine to deliver this result to Galileo and to order him to abandon the Copernican opinions. [Should] Galileo resist the decree, stronger action would be taken. On February 26, Galileo was called to Bellarmine’s residence and ordered:

“[To] abstain completely from teaching or defending this doctrine and opinion or, from discussing it… to abandon completely… the opinion that the [Sun] stands still at the center of the world and the [Earth] moves and, henceforth, not to hold, teach or defend it in any way whatever, either orally or in writing.”

Galileo accepted the order. He didn’t have much choice as his reputation was at stake. Shortly afterwards, all books regarding the Copernican system were banned and Galileo’s works regarding Copernicanism were banned as well. His sentence prevented him from teaching or speaking of the matter further. He remained silent only for so long.

Additional Reading:
The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (Wayback Machine)
The Trial of Galileo: Essential Documents (Google Books)
The 1616 Documents (Douglas Allchin’s Website)

Very interesting take on what actually happened…

Chris Thomas: 10 Questions

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A Forum Post From: The Chris Thomas Files

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10 Questions

Hi, Herbert,

Regarding Andrew Bartzis? [Question from Herbert]

That’s the problem with channelled messages, they can appear to be one thing but, be something else, entirely. Just try to ignore anything channelled as it is all Velon. When you ask questions, you don’t ask little ones, so, I will see what I can do. [Answer from Chris Thomas]

[Herbert] Hi, Chris,

A number of us who absolutely resonate with your material have been discussing and, one very sharp individual has confirmed your analysis and provided the evidence contained in this YouTube video (in the forum post) where Bartzis lets it slip (catching himself in mid sentence) that he has been channelling Ashtar Command. So, you got it spot on and they wanted to thank you and, to let you know what they found (part of the email).

[Chris] Thanks for the link to Bartzis on YouTube but, I really don’t watch that kind of rubbish.

Some questions my friends would like to ask you:
[1] Chris, several of my friends wonder if you are planning anymore books or articles regarding the Akashic and, if you plan on doing anymore updates on the human plan. Also, would you be available to do an Internet radio interview?

[Chris] At the moment, all of the energies of the new sun are hitting very hard and, so, the whole situation is in a state of flux. This makes it difficult to come to any useful conclusions and, so, I am not planning any new books (they take about 18 months to produce in any way) or a new essay just yet. I have already done about 10 Internet radio interviews with various stations around the world . . .I would be happy to do another one.

[2] Since experiences expand human conscious sentience and that is stored energetically in our soul’s Akashic DNA (increasing the soul energy frequency and expanding size, I guess), do all individual planets also have their own Akashic stored in their soul’s energetic DNA?

[Chris] The Akashic exists on many multiple levels, none of which are fractal-like or hologram-like. As events occur, on planets, in solar systems, in galaxies, etc, they are all recorded in the “local” Akashic. All of these local records interconnect with each other to build up to a Universal Akashic. Ultimately, the purpose of the Akashic is to allow the Creator to learn from the experiences undergone in a particular universe. Strictly speaking, souls do not have DNA, at least not in the way that humans have DNA. DNA memory only exists on Earth because of our peculiar physical nature and the division of the soul into two.

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[3] I understand that the moon’s main function is to act as a (electromagnetic) balance tool which stabilizes Earths wobble, ranging from 17 degrees to 23 degrees, as we jointly spiral around the spiralling sun . . . Knowing that our moon is positioned in such a way between the Sun and Earth, that scientists say goes statistically, and significantly, against the random odds, does that mean our moon has a soul consciousness and, therefore, its own Akashic? Or, was it simply that Earth’s consciousness sequestered a piece of the exploded planet and it, somehow, became sort of globe shaped and Earth/Sun consciousness (gravity) put it where it would, fortuitously, allow life to continue on Earth? We have been told there is a lot of technology on the moon and there is a base on the dark side. Is the moon really hollow?

[Chris] When the first two planets within our solar system decided to leave, they exploded causing the asteroid belt. Both of these planets, exploding close to the orbit of the Earth, generated a disruption to the local energy patterns giving the Earth a slightly eccentric orbit. The Earth “captured” about one quarter of one of the planets to use as a counter balance to settle Her orbit. In doing this, the planetary consciousness (of the destroyed planet) left a portion of its consciousness in the fragment to help the Earth. This fragment became the moon and the portion of the original consciousness still remains. See the essay I did earlier on this year about gravity but, the moon is not held in place by gravity. Gravity, as described by scientists, does not exist. All planets, moons, solar systems, galaxies and the Universe, itself, hold their relationships by conscious interaction, what scientists call electro-magnetic forces. There is [a] long-standing base on the dark side of the moon, since the early 1950’s but, I would not encourage anyone to try remote viewing it as there are far too many psychic watchers who will attack if they sense your presence. Mars also has a human base. It has been there since the mid 1980’s. The moon is not hollow as such. If you think of magma flows here on Earth, when they cool, gas voids are formed under the hard shell. The same with the moon. It is full of gas voids as the original planet’s core cooled. It “rings” if you strike it because of these gas voids.

[4] Does the Akashic hold anything that is denoted as “Time Wars”? A Quarantine that is presently in place surrounding Earth or our Solar System? Apart from the Velon travelling back in time are there any other
instances where time travel has affected life on Earth?

[Chris] The simple answer is no. It is not possible to travel forwards in time as the future has not yet happened. [See Question 9]

[5] Given that the reptilian race were the 14th Faction from another Universe, does that mean there are zero reptilians left in our Universe?

[Chris] Correct. They and all of their energies were removed with the 14th Faction in 2003.

To continue reading (it’s five pages), download the PDF version HERE.

[Note: This was harvested from a forum post on The One Truth on November 4, 2018. The OP is a friend of Chris Thomas. Posted on October 16, 2013.]