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Volume 32, Number 5May, 2000

astro chatter Astro Chatter
by Larry Kalinowski

Lou Faix did it again. Lou wowed the Cranbrook group with a presentation that was totally unexpected. Even though the timing was out of place, the subject was right on astronomically. It was his belated showing of The Christmas star and his interpretation of what it was. With an animated program that he wrote himself, Lou showed the historic importance of a subject that you and I consider out of date today, astrology. Astrology's [continued]

Why the Big Bang is Fallacious
by Mike Cyrek

The first and most important reason that discredits the big bang is the anomalous redshifts that Halton Arp has discovered. The establishment astronomers claim it is a chance alignment but I will cite three examples that absolutely confirm Arp's hypothesis.

The first and most important example is NGC 7603. refer to Sky & Telescope's April 1983 issue on page 307. The next most important is AM 2054-2210. The third example is AM 0328-222. Notice in the last example that the smaller galaxy appears to have passed through the larger galaxy and taken a good portion of its stars with it. The first two examples are 100% conclusive as being at the same distance as the larger galaxies. The smaller galaxies are revolving around the larger galaxies in a transverse motion to our line of sight. The third example is about 99% conclusive.

I consider the above evidence to be sufficient enough to refute the expansion of space. What then is the cause of the observed redshifts? The electromagnetic fields within the photon pulses cause the expansion!

The next reason that is also very important is that we are portrayed as being in the center of the Universe and they say that we would be in the center regardless of where we would [continued]

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by John Herrgott


I'm Moving
by Joe Van Poucker

Effective April 1st I am switching Internet providers. Anyone that wishes to e-mail me can do so at joevp@earthlink.net. This also means that the Variable Star Subgroup's web page will be moving. The new address is http://home.earthlink.net/~joevp/. I will be leaving my old account active for about another month to complete my move.

Also if you stop in to check out our web page be sure to go to the link for the picture contest. The first person to e-mail me the correct answer of what they think the picture is wins a W.A.S. patch.

The Swap Shop
by Larry Kalinowski


Note from Editor
by Jamie Judd

If you would like the give a talk at one of the meetings in the future you can contact Marty Kunz either at the meetings, by phone or e-mail. Just a reminder that I would like to have all of your articials in by April 24th 2000 for May & June's newspaper. I would like to see more articials in the newspaper we are only getting a few of them. So if you have a articial that you would like to have in the WASP please send them to me at lordfred@gatecom.com or you can mail them to me at 4127 Stephens / Warren MI 48091+1764.

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by Joe Van Poucker




astro chatter Astro Chatter, continued

role and its relation to the political and religious events 2,000 years ago, combined to rule the lives of the known world at that time. If you're curious about his idea of what the Christmas star was, you can get a copy of his presentation on floppy disk from the club program library. It'll cost members of the club one deteriorated dollar but it's well worth it. Better yet, convince Lou to give another presentation to the Macomb group, while he's still around. His GM style of presentation and added wit will hold you on the edge of your seat. He's headed for the state of Arizona as soon as he can sell his home in Michigan.

According to John Dvorak of PC COMPUTING fame, IBM is set to release a blockbuster hard drive. The drive is due to be introduced sometime in the middle of 2001. Believe it or not, 100 gigabytes of storage for $99. Since it'll be a priority piece of hardware, IBM will be the only one making the drive, unless it licences others to manufacture it. According to John, the floodgates of data storage will then open. You can expect a 1 terabyte (1,000,000,000,000 bytes) drive within five years.

Iridium satellites are coming down. The company has finally announced defeat. No buyers have come up with additional cash to save the ailing company. As a result, the satellites must come down, one at a time,taking as long as two years to complete the effort. Astronomers are probably happy about the demise, because of interference with telescope operations. Motorola, the one company with most invested in it, will be handling the de-orbiting effort. Sites that help control and track the satellites are going up for sale. The Iridium company blames cell phone technology as its downfall. Actually, the Iridium concept was poorly designed. Phones cost $3,000 initially and were large and clunky. Each call cost $7.00 a minute to make. They also weren't capable of being used indoors because of poor signal strength, even though they were capable of around the world communication.

Geoff Marcy and his team at the University of California have done it again. The team has discovered two more planets that are somewhat smaller than the usual find. Both planets are smaller than Saturn and orbit around their stars in less than a year. According to Marcy, both planets would be intolerable for any kind of life.

The April computer meeting will be held at Gary Gathen's home on Thursday, the 27th. His address is 21 Elm Park. Three blocks south of the I-696 expressway and about half a block west of Woodward in Pleasant Ridge. The May computer meeting will be on the 25th. You can reach Gary at 248-543-3366 for further information.

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Why the Big Bang is Fallacious, continued

be in this Universe. The reason for this is the equal expansion of the redshift in all directions from our point of view which obviously makes us appear to be in the center. They use two dimensional spherical space as proof of this hypothesis. This is a false analogy. Three dimensional cubic space can not be compared to two dimensional space. You will notice that all three dimensional bodies have a single point source of gravity. This is the center of those three dimensional bodies. Since our current Universe is a three three dimensional structure, the only possible center to this Universe can only be the point source of the initial explosion. Uniform expansion can not be uniform in each direction in this kind of Universe.

Looking in a transverse direction, you would have uniform expansion but when you look along the radial lines of expansion relative to the center, the expansion would vary from extreme at the point of the explosion to a condensing Universe in the opposite direction because of gravitational attraction. Therefore, looking along the transverse plane, expansion would be uniform but along the radial direction, the expansion would vary. This then should refute the uniform expansion of the redshif that made us appear to be in the center should have been immediately 'suspected' because this is a virtual impossibility since past observations have proven that we are not in the center of our solar system, our galaxy and or the placement of the 'Local Cluster' on the edge of the 'Virgo Supercluster'.

The third reason that is also important is that the 'laws of conservation' are violated by the big bang concept that the Universe started from an undefined quantity of mass or energy that is inadequately defined. It would appear that the big bang started from nothing or an infinitely dense point source of mass that has no physical dimension. To me, this means nothing. Now if I redefine the conservation laws in my own words, they would say, "Matter can not be created or destroyed but can only be transformed". This would tell me that matter always existed! If matter always existed, than the big bang could not have happened. We have continually regenerative infinitely old Universe. Incidentally, the current 'Hubble Deep Fields" prove this contention since I consider these fields to be from 20 to 30 billion light years deep which would be an age that is twice as old as the current big bang is supposed to be. If the redshifts, angular sizes and magnitudes of the elliptical galaxies in the northern field are correlated using M87 as a comparison sample, I am sure this can be proven to be correct.

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Cranbrook, March 6, 2000

Macomb, March 16, 2000

Board Meeting, March 28, 2000

A board meeting was held at the home of Blaine McCullough on March 28, 2000. The agenda began with a discussion on asking those members who have email to accept issues of the WASP electronically. Electronic distribution of the WASP will significantly reduce publication and mailing costs. The club secretary will contact members who have email addresses. The condition of the observatory was discussed and there is general agreement that Stargate is in very good shape. Preparationsfor the club's annual picnic at the observatory were reviewed. The board requests that articles for publication in the May edition of the WASP be submitted no later than April 24. Also, the club has a lecture commitment to 140 girl scouts at Hawthorne Hollow. This event will take place on the weekend of May 6-7. Besides members to help with telescopes, the event needs a club volunteer to act as leader and liaison with the scout leader. Two significant items of new business were conducted by the board. The club has purchased a used 8" SCT telescope complete with tripod and eyepieces. This should be a welcome addition to the club's observing arsenal at Stargate. Secondly, the board will seek club volunteers for a committee to generate a workable proposal for a rolloff type observatory for our 22" telescope. After board approval the plans will be presented to Metro park officials and hopefully construction will follow. No date was set for the next board meeting.
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The Swap Shop

This is a new column for those who are interested in buying, trading or selling items. Call me at 810-776-9720 or email me at larrykalinowski@yahoo.com if you want to put an item for sale or trade in this section of the WASP. The ad will run for six months. The month and year the ad will be removed, is also shown.
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icon New Members

W.A.S. Anniversaries for May 2000:
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