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  1. #1 Hello 
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    I've had an interest in science and astronomy for as long as I remember. One of my earliest memories was creating a map of the solar system on my wall with balloons when I was about 5 years old.

    Due to an errant youth I never studied at school and ignored my natural inclinations in favour of being "one of the lads" and meeting girls. Needing money I was sucked into work rather than college and never got the opportunity to study my favourite subject at a proper academic level

    From my early 20s I met my current partner and started to settle down a bit and renewed my interest in science and astronomy. Having missed a lot of schooling my downfall is the mathematical side of things although I am no dunce at maths and simply lack the techniques needed to study my interest at this level, so I read popular science books by many noted authors ranging from Paul Davies, Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne to Charles Darwin and Richard Dawkins.

    Now I am 41 and in well paid employment I hope to do the study I missed as a youngster before I hit 50... not for a career but for the joy of learning a subject close to my heart at a level I feel the subject merits.

    I live in the UK with my partner of 19 years and my two sons of 10 and 6.

    cheers
    Slinkey


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    Welcome to the forum, nice to meet you and hope you learn as much from us as we can learn from you :-D.


    "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe". - Carl Sagan
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    i dont know if you have seen it but oxford uni have a thing called galaxy zoo that you may be interested i am new too. colin
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    Welcome Slinkey

    I think you'll find a lot on this forum like you - not necessarily possessing all the technical skills, but with a thirst for sound information and good explanations and arguments.

    cheer

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    Welcome friend, have some hot cocoa and enjoy the forum.
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    my grammer is not to be made fun of
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    Welcome to the forum, although I am fresh here
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    well,well, i'm also new here , my english is not very good ~
    and i don't know much about western culture, but if you have any question about asia culture, i may give you a perfect answer.

    sincerely
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    Get a degree - it will be the accomplishment of your life. I've got three, and I'm thinking of getting my PhD, to complete my education.
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