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I found this off of a link from someone else quite a while ago. There was a slight discount on it today, so I decided to order it. I'm sure it will be way to small, but it will at least be neat to look at. I really like space / astronomy so that's why I like the graphic design on it!

http://www.zazzle.com/colorful_pink_blue_galaxy_nebula_pacifiers-256450790766475278

There another something from Land of Nod that I'm looking at too, but it's rather expensive. It's a solar system bedroom set. So like the pacifier its space / astronomy themed. Maybe it, too, will go on sale one day.

Who else here is fascinated by outer space? Do you know similar type items? Space themed clothes or whatever?
 

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I enjoy outerspace because it is full of mysteries in space like if other life exist on the outer skirts or if an asteroid is heading towards us without our knowledge of even knowing. If a star died somewhere out there and is a black hole as of right now, etc...

As for AB space stuff related, I don't know of anything from the sort. The closest thing I have come to space clothes would be black shirts and black pants since the outer space is covered with colors but the main sky of a space is black with stars :3
 

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I'm very interested in space and astronomy myself. I just finished watching a show on the Science channel. They are having a "Space Week" this week (due to the landing tomorrow on an asteroid).

Alas, I do not have any baby items with a space them.
 

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That is the coolest looking paci EVER!

Yeah, I'm a big astronomy nerd. I even bought a 14" scope. I haven't been able to take it out much here lately. It's so heavy, I have to break it down into several parts to carry it somewhere to set up. Then break it back down and carry it back in. But I've had a few different scopes over the years. I really want to take a crack at astro-photography. But now is the time of year that I could do some, since it's getting dark so early. I need to save up some money and get an observatory to put my scope in, so I don't have to put it up at the end of the night.

I'm pretty lucky, I live in a pretty "dark sky" area. Very rural area, many miles away from any towns; and the towns that are close aren't very big. So I don't have a lot of light pollution.

You listen to podcasts much? There's a really good one called "Astronomy Cast". It's done by Pamela Gay & Fraser Cain. They've been doing it for maybe 6 years, so they've got ALOT of episodes. You can learn about different historical figures, planets, spacecraft, or even some of the mysteries. If you haven't heard it, you should check it out.
 

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That is the coolest looking paci EVER!
Yea, I think so, too! But what kept me from impulse buying it was 1) I knew nothing about Pacis 2) I don't really identify as a baby. Just child, or "little", I guess and 3) Anxiety about expanding my involvement with these feelings / this part of me. But, I guess I'm becoming more comfortable these feelings and, as you and I agree, it really does look super freaking awesome :) The slight discount was incentive enough to consummate the purchase. I got the 6+ month sized one. I don't know what that corresponds to in Nuk sizes, or such, I'm completely new to this. Regardless of its useability, it will still be awesome as like a display piece.

That's awesome that you have an actual telescope. That is something I've though about, but don't know enough about to make a wise purchase. Also, I'm in a big suburb, so I don't know how wise of an investment a "scope" would be anyway. Specifically, if I were to jump in then I'd want to figure out how to take pictures and I'd want to have a friend or some kind of group of people to enjoy it with.

I forgot to include a link to the Land of Nod Solar System bedroom set. http://www.landofnod.com/all-solar-systems-go-bedding/f3992 Between the quilt, sheet set, a throw pillow or sham or two, and a couple of curtain panels, would probably cost $4-500 or so. It really speaks to my kid / little side.

I'll have to check out that podcast, sounds great! A while back I was listening to some Astronomy classes from "iTunes U". They were, I guess, public domain recordings of UC Berkley class. Fascinating stuff! Particularly, I'm excited about next years flyby encounter with Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft. I read that Pluto was originally planned as a fly by with the Voyager 1 spacecraft, but was nixed after it arrived at Saturn and mission controllers decided they wanted photos and measurements of the moon Titan. Voyager 2, owing to its launch date, didn't have the trajectory or planetary alignment necessary for a fly by. One report said, theoretically, it would be possible, but the spacecraft would have had to flown though (and survive) the center of Neptune to achieve the necessary course correction.
 

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I enjoy outerspace because it is full of mysteries in space like if other life exist on the outer skirts or if an asteroid is heading towards us without our knowledge of even knowing. If a star died somewhere out there and is a black hole as of right now, etc...
I'm really an information sponge when it come to science, just in general. Yes, I was always in the school library back in the day reading National Geographic or such. That place was like kryptonite to bullies. When my highschool got an internet connection I just kept looking up information about the planets and stars and everything :)

It's kind of taken a backseat over the past decade while I studied computers and computer networking of late. I mean, I still read blogs and such. But studying, friends, family, video games, and work have rather taken over. But, maybe with this purchase i'll try and bring more of it back into my day to day. Not to long ago, end of August or so, I was able to get up early enough to see the Lunar eclipse (where the Earth gets in-between the Sun and the moon passes through Earth's shadow). That was pretty neat. Didn't stay outside very long (it was chilly) and was still rather groggy from waking up. This was about 5am, in the morning. But there will be another one next year and I have a friend on the east coast I could visit to view it with.

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Oh, and you all should take a peak at this video on YouTube -- "What if we lived on the Moon?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXB6mxPepjM
 

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I'll check out the video this afternoon

So I'm guessing your one of them Avon sponges? They get endless amounts! ^^ Science is the best subject of learning out there, that and it sparks your learning habits better than history would normally do. The eclipse always amazes me whenever I am watching it from my screen door. Astronomy speculates all over, the colors from the sun waves with it's red and orange from sunset, the power of a simple star when it dies out into a blackhole, etc.

I wanted to ride onto Virgin Galactic's one day (I don't know when they come out, r.i.p. to the pilot) and soar to see above me some of the exciting things. When I was 16 I used to have a telescope and they made an announcement on the news something about mars was brighter than usual and you could see it if you had a telescope but I felt like I was looking at an M'nm because my alignment was all messed up. I never wanted to read the stuff because I had other stuff to do but I love the assignments my classes back back when I was in high school. Earth n Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Astronomy, and Physical Science. I was an endless buffet of this kind of stuff.

You got something going on here buddy! I would not lose sight of it, although I find one flaw into your library. How is it kryptonite? Haha, my former-library had bullies and show-offs always on the computers skipping class and looking on the internet. I guess shows to show that all schools are different.
 

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I have ordered a pacifier from them with a custom print on it. It is indeed small, but it is unique, so that is cool.
 

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Wow, everyone you've gotta check this out. The European Space Agency just harpooned all of humanity a comet to study. Literally.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astr...lae_watch_the_lander_set_down_on_a_comet.html

They have a spacecraft orbiting the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Attached to this spacecraft was a lander called "Philae". They detached the lander, had it fire a harpoon into the icy surface, then safely and gently had the lander pull itself down to the surface.
 

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That's awesome that you have an actual telescope. That is something I've though about, but don't know enough about to make a wise purchase. Also, I'm in a big suburb, so I don't know how wise of an investment a "scope" would be anyway. Specifically, if I were to jump in then I'd want to figure out how to take pictures and I'd want to have a friend or some kind of group of people to enjoy it with.

I'm not sure where you live, but you might just do a Google search. Many places have astronomy clubs that have get togethers, and star parties. If you are able to find a group, someone will eventually want to upgrade, and you'll might be able to get a big scope at a decent price, since it's used.

I won't be too worried about being in a suburban area. It's not the darkest skies, but you'll still be able to see some things. The only astronomy club in my state that I know of, is also located in the largest city. They have their meets there.

You might not want to splurge and get an huge scope, but I encourage you to try something small, and see what you think. You can pick up some pretty good pairs of binoculars, for pretty cheap. Try looking through a pair of them, and see what you think. Maybe try looking at the moon.

I've also heard some pretty good things about the Galileo Scope. People have been pretty impressed with it. I haven't used one. But I think the story was that it's a scope that is similar in size (but much better optics) to the one that Galileo first used. http://galileoscope.org/

Here's the link to the Astronomy Cast website. I just download directly from iTunes. But you might take a look at some of the titles of the episodes and see what you think. All of the episodes run about 30 minutes. If they have anything that's really advanced, they'll do their best to explain it, in a nice simple way. Pamela is a professor of Astronomy, and has been featured in many Astronomy related shows on the Science channel and the History Channel. Frasier is the publisher of "Universe Today". The format is basically Pamela explaining something to Frasier, and by doing that they're explaining it to you as well.
http://www.astronomycast.com/

I do like the bedroom stuff.
 

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Hey all, it's been a while since I ordered the paci. I just wanted to give a brief update. It arrived and it looks great. I have in on my desk next to me!

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It is small, I mean, I guess. I don't have anything to compare it to. My assumption is it should fit further into the mouth and have a larger nipple. Regardless, I have slept with it a few times with my best buds Big Red and Cinnamon. I like it :)

I'm also looking into classes at the community college. They have both "life long learning" (i.e. non-credit, general interest) classes, as well as, Earth Science credit courses in Astronomy. I'm not sure if either will involve any actual observations so I'm also going to look for Astronomy gatherings in my area.

I haven't looked or listened to any of those podcasts yet, but I will soon :) Also, a blog that I follow just posted a great article on getting into it. It covers a topic the blogger gets question on a lot!

So You Wanna Buy a Telescope for the Holidays. Here’s What You Should Do.
 
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