RE[2]: Link to on-topic story

John C. Broman, Jr. (
Fri, 16 Jul 1999 00:54:23 -0400

At 10:22 PM 7/15/99 -0400, Wayne T Hally wrote:

>While there may be some benefit for radio atronomy, can 
>you imagine the horror for visual satronomy with over 200 uncontolled 
>mirrors capable of reflecting -8 magnitude flashes anywhere in the sky for 
>several millenia 

Forgive a novice question...why would this be a bad thing?  There are
thousands of items in orbit that are uncontrolled, yet we still know the
orbits.  And we generally like bright observations.  So why lament the
situation you mention.

Or was this message sent with tongue-in-cheek and I too slow to catch it? ;-)


John Broman
Vienna, VA