Re: Programming ideas - OT

From: John Burns (
Date: Wed Mar 04 2009 - 11:17:06 UTC

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    If you're after ideas and know C++, may I suggest coding the SGP and  
    SDP functions into Stellarium?  I'm a C# and VB man and just can't  
    find the time to learn enough C++ to put it into practice.
    I find Stellarium to be a brilliant piece of software and would love  
    for someone to implement this.
    Either way, the best coding you'll ever do is something you're  
    interested in.
    On 4 Mar 2009, at 10:08, daniel crawford wrote:
    > Hello folks,
    > I don't contribute much to this list or the observing community - I do
    > believe that I have read each and every post for the past 8 or so
    > years.  I am rocked by the knowledge that I have collected by this
    > group of fine people.  Thanks.  My 11 y/o son has several dozen
    > (perhaps a hundred) ISS observations along with shuttles, Iridiums,
    > NOSS and flashing sats.  I appreciate how my interest has grown and
    > helped develop my son's interest.  It is also nice to have something
    > that we can do together.
    > I'd like to give back a little.  I'm a 'puter guy by trade - a unix
    > sysadmin that has never programmed anything.  After 18 years of doing
    > sysadmin, I have decided to take a programming class.
    > I'm asking for suggestions on a programming project that would help
    > the observing community.  If you have any thoughts on a tool that is
    > desired, please let me know.
    > Daniel
    > PS - My 3 y/o daughter had a very animated discussion with the
    > neighbor a few evenings ago.  I let them talk because I knew that my
    > daughter was right, it was Venus not an airplane.  :)
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