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Poetry and Philosophy Recommendations

I'm looking for collection of poems, or non-fiction, or philosophy books about stars, universe, astronomy. The more literary, the better, but not fiction. [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Mar 17, 2016 - 16 answers

If Light Can't Escape a Black Hole, Why Not Stars of the Same Mass?

I was stumbling around trying to explain to someone that sometimes a black hole is created at the end of a star's life cycle. And they said.... [more inside]
posted by justcorbly on Feb 19, 2016 - 13 answers

Find that song: Hearts, Stars and Diamonds

Years ago (possibly before YouTube?) a friend sent me a link to a video of a girl singing a wonderfully horrible, super-catchy song with a title/chorus that was something like “hearts, stars and diamonds”; if not that exactly, then something close. Does this song still exist somewhere online? [more inside]
posted by Asterism on Feb 3, 2016 - 6 answers

Tattoo stars sought

Tattoofilter: I have a bunch of moles. I'm considering turning them into a constellation. That's great, you say, just draw some lines between them. That's cute, I say, but I don't want to do that. I want to decorate individual moles gradually over time, so the constellation changes. Help me brainstorm small delicate designs that meet some or all of the following criteria: [more inside]
posted by doift on Jan 7, 2016 - 3 answers

Can the stars be seen more clearly when flying at 40,000 feet?

In relation to reading a recent article on the Skydeck, I wondered if flying at 40,000 feet and thereby removing an equivalent chunk of the Earth's atmosphere, made a significant difference in how clearly one can view the stars.
posted by fairmettle on Dec 15, 2015 - 5 answers

Flying Damaged US Flags

The US military follows a time honored tradition of retiring and destroying damaged US flags. That protocol is outlined in US Code, Title 4, Chapter 1 which (link) outlines the disposing of such flags in a manner that shows respect for the flag and the service it has provided. Yet, I frequently see people flying very damaged flags in very prominent locations. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Nov 10, 2015 - 27 answers

Quote/poem/sentiment tying love and stars, and maybe birthdays?

I'm making my boyfriend a map of the stars for his birthday. I want a quote that ties all these concepts together. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 26, 2015 - 6 answers

ID this red, white and blue pennant.

What is this flag? My vexillological GoogleFu fails me. [more inside]
posted by Rash on Feb 8, 2015 - 8 answers

Are there enough stars to "cover" the sky?

Today's new image of the Pillars of Creation formation show many stars in the background that I've not seen before. That made me wonder: are there enough stars in the universe such that the sky could be covered entirely by starlight? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Jan 6, 2015 - 14 answers

Disneyland Filter: Disney-themed iPhone game app to play in queues?

Having read every previous wonderful Ask about Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, I've discovered that some of the game apps that folks here recommended a few years ago are now nowhere to be found on iTunes or the App Store, etc. Please help me find a cool, Disneyland-themed app to play on my iPhone with my 7-year-old DS while we wait in the lines during our upcoming trip to Disneyland. [more inside]
posted by hush on Oct 21, 2014 - 5 answers

Best place to see stars near San Francisco?

I have a hunger to see the night sky in all its glory. Where can I go to within 50 miles of San Francisco to be awed by a sky full of stars?
posted by mono blanco on Dec 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Where to see stars near lake Geneva

We are going to be in Lake Geneva this weekend where can we get away from light pollution and see the Milky way? [more inside]
posted by dstopps on Oct 10, 2013 - 6 answers

Where to see the stars (the space ones) +/- 2 hours from LA?

Good news: After a long period of being broke as a joke, I fell into a little bit of cash. I'd like to take the lady friend on a trip. She recently mentioned that she'd never seen a real night sky. I'd like to change that. Where, say, plus/minus 2 hours from Los Angeles can two young folk go see a sky full of starts? More inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Sep 13, 2013 - 19 answers

What does space look like when you're in space?

Once you've flown away from the Earth what's the view like during interplanetary travel? Do planets look as they do on Earth, or are they brighter? What about the stars—or does the sun wash out a lot unless you're in a shadow? Aside from very bright, what does an unshielded sun look like? How far do you need to travel before you loose sight of the Moon? Is any of this like playing Kerble Space Program? [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Jul 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Things Girls Don't Understand About My Drunk Kitchen

Recommend other Youtube channels/artists, now that Jenna Marbles and My Drunk Kitchen are annoying? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jan 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Sun and Sun and Moon and Moon and Moon

A world with binary suns and multiple satellites that can still be livable by a diverse (even lush) assortment of life forms - true or not? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Nov 30, 2012 - 11 answers

How many stars we see are already gone?

How many of the stars whose light we see at night are actually already dead/gone/disintegrated? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Aug 18, 2012 - 7 answers

What were these flying 'stars' I saw yesterday evening?

Yesterday evening I was looking at the sky and noticed a star like object flying across the sky. As I watched I noticed there were 5 or so more... and then a moment later even more, perhaps 9 or 10, moving at the same speed across the sky, South to North, at a rather slow pace, yet I got the impression they were very high up so in actual fact moving at some speed. I called out to the wife to see them and she saw them also. So I guess the question is, what objects flying across the sky may look like stars moving? I thought satellites but never thought they flew in clusters like that. [more inside]
posted by razzman on Jul 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Dark sky, cheap telescope, totally inexperienced operator. What can I see?

Astronomy/Skygazing Beginner: I'm gonna be camping out in a dark place, and I have access to a cheap low-consumer-grade telescope. Is it worth it to take it? What could it see? What could I reliably find? Three technically-competent operators, but zero experience/familiarity with the use of any telescope. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Jun 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Hypothetical Astronomy

If all non-solar-system stars ceased to exist, how would things look different to us on earth? Would anything change? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on May 15, 2012 - 16 answers

Amazon Five Star items

Is it possible to search Amazon.com for the highest rated, five star products, across all departments? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on May 7, 2012 - 1 answer

Where is a good place to star gaze the night of May 20 around Sonoma, CA?

Where is a good place to star gaze the night of May 20 around Sonoma, CA? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Apr 19, 2012 - 7 answers

The Stars are Exploding?

My housemate and I just saw a bright pinpoint flash (approx intensity and size of Rigel) in the sky, lasting about an eighth of a second, what's it likely to have been? [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Apr 14, 2012 - 10 answers

You know Robot Unicorn Attack? Like that!

Is there a name for the kind of aesthetic you find in Sailor Moon, the Sixth Doctor's TV intro, and Robot Unicorn Attack? What's the history of the whole magical-sparkles-in-space thing, and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Feb 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Star stud earrings from "Starryeyed" music video

Where can I find the star stud earrings featured in this Ellie Goulding video? They appear to be shaped like 5-pointed stars, have gems at the base of each triangle, and one in the center. My wife loves starry earrings, stud earrings, and Ellie Goulding, and I would love to get them (or a reasonable clone) for her. [more inside]
posted by Xoder on Feb 14, 2012 - 7 answers

How to contact big name talent?

Any tips for securing big name (sort of) talent for an indie pilot? [more inside]
posted by djduckie on Jan 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are.

What makes a star "twinkle"? [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Jan 4, 2012 - 13 answers

To infinity and beyond

If the expanse of the universe is infinite, does it necessarily follow that the number of stars and planets is also infinite?
posted by HotPatatta on Nov 30, 2011 - 13 answers

How to create a galaxy?

How do I create the dark gas of a galaxy within Maya? [more inside]
posted by supyo on Oct 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Help Me Make My Mom Cry Happy Tears

Looking for an old children's book from the 1940's, about some kids who buy magic star-shaped cookies that, when thrown into the sky, provide a stairway to another world. Ring any bells? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Nov 15, 2010 - 4 answers

How to respond to a Charlie the Unicorn when you can't take his freakin' kidney.

Every week during Poetry Workshop, we write criticisms on our classmates' poems. This week, my friend handed me this. How can I retaliate next week? [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Nov 10, 2010 - 31 answers

Songs about movie stars

I need inspiration for a playlist - all songs about actors [OR by movie stars that don't normally sing]. So - Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood", works well, as does Clint Eastwood - "I talk to the trees". I prefer songs about the stars, but by is acceptable too.
posted by dash_slot- on Sep 23, 2010 - 91 answers

Honey, the stars are acting crazy.....

We just saw the stars do the craziest thing in the night sky - what happened?! [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Jul 10, 2010 - 13 answers

higher than the stars

I'm looking for songs. Very specific songs. Synth-pop songs, with female vocalists, that are related (tangentially) to the word "stars." [more inside]
posted by Michael Pemulis on Jul 1, 2010 - 28 answers

How much money does the gossip magazine / gossip blog / tabloid industry make?

So, celebrity gossip is everywhere and lots of $$$ is forked out for images of famous babies, etcetera... BUT how much money does the gossip industry MAKE? [more inside]
posted by Elle Vator on Dec 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me find "Living Famously"

Can anyone help me track down a documentary series called "Living Famously"? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Sep 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Where do those star ratings for movies in TV listings come from?

Where do those star ratings for movies in TV listings come from? [more inside]
posted by RotJ on Jun 25, 2009 - 2 answers

Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe?

Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Jun 23, 2009 - 23 answers

What did we see in the Kenyan sky?

Did we see the International Space Station on Friday night from the beach in Malindi, Kenya? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Apr 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Weird Star?

AstronomyFilter: What was that crazy thing I saw in the sky? [more inside]
posted by bmalicoat on Aug 15, 2008 - 19 answers

Help introduce me to new indie music.

Help introduce me to new indie music and any blogs that cover them. [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx on Mar 25, 2008 - 24 answers

My god, it's full of Stars

I'm looking for a series of hardback science fiction anthologies I dimly remember from childhood (sometime in the mid 80s). I think it had a one word title with a number, and the series went up to at least number five. I remember two stories in particular... [more inside]
posted by Artw on Jan 13, 2008 - 11 answers

poster for my boyfriends office

My boyfriend got a cool promotion but he's keeping the same office so I want to celebrate by giving him a new framed poster. Please suggest some good places where I could order one online. (The poster, not the frame.) [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Nov 12, 2007 - 20 answers

Starstruck!

Please reccomend a tattoo artist in either the Augusta, GA or Charlotte/Gastonia NC area who has experience working with white ink in pieces. [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Oct 26, 2007 - 2 answers

Best places to stargaze in the Midwest US?

I am trying to organize a short camping trip with a friend. We would like to go somewhere in Southeastern Missouri, Southern Illinois or Southwestern Kentucky where there is little to no light pollution. Our plan is to spend some time photographing the stars, particularly the band of the Milky Way that's visible here on Earth when skies are clear. [more inside]
posted by scooterdman on Jul 25, 2007 - 12 answers

Seeing stars

What does it mean if I'm seeing stars? [more inside]
posted by long haired lover from liverpool on Jul 2, 2007 - 19 answers

Talking out of my arse, once again

Help me show my wife that I am not a complete and utter windbag (at least concerning horror movies) [more inside]
posted by rtimmel on Apr 5, 2007 - 28 answers

Would the stars really look like that?

Would the stars really look like that? [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Jan 16, 2007 - 9 answers

Town with stars on their roofs for Christmas?

Trying to track down a town where a resident makes Christmas-light star decorations for the roof of every house in the town. Vaguely remembered details from an NPR story inside. [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Dec 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Am I turning into a boxing cartoon?

Y'know how, in cartoons, when one is knocked out, particularly in a boxing match, there'll be stars floating around your head as you lay there? My grandfather said this was based on a real medical condition where boxers would see 'stars' of light in their field of vision after getting knocked out, and I need to know more about this. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Nov 21, 2006 - 32 answers

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