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#1 2003-06-03 15:31:05

Palomar
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Registered: 2002-05-30
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Re: International Astronomical Union

*EDIT:  Darn it!  This posted before I was ready (including wanting to rename the thread).

Okay folks, I found the "directory" of astronomical features, bodies, etc., named after notable/famous people.  Some of my 18th Century French philosophers have been given this distinction.  However, the page which opens gives precious little detail as to WHAT has been named after each.  I'm wondering if the "L" under the "P" in the lower left-hand corner (followed by latitude and longitude coordinates) refers to "Luna."  Can anyone help me out.  Geesh, they should give more information than this!

http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/nomen-bin/search.cgi

--Cindy


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#2 2003-06-03 15:41:03

Palomar
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Re: International Astronomical Union

:::Scratches head in puzzlement:::

Okie doke...the link I provided above doesn't go to the page I copied it from; it goes to a page with a form I've not seen before!  What?? 

Ay dios!  A weird ending to an unusual day. 

Okay, this is the starting point in the search for names of notables: 

http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/

Enter "Diderot" in "Quick Search."  Refer to the "L" under the "P" (as mentioned in 1st post), in the page which results (lower left-hand corner).  Again, I'm guessing the "L" refers to "Luna."  Comments anyone?  I wish they would give more info than this!

--Cindy


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#3 2003-06-03 15:50:25

Palomar
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From: USA
Registered: 2002-05-30
Posts: 9,734

Re: International Astronomical Union

:::Scratches head in puzzlement:::

Okie doke...the link I provided above doesn't go to the page I copied it from; it goes to a page with a form I've not seen before!  What?? 

Ay dios!  A weird ending to an unusual day. 

Okay, this is the starting point in the search for names of notables: 

http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/

Enter "Diderot" in "Quick Search."  Refer to the "L" under the "P" (as mentioned in 1st post), in the page which results (lower left-hand corner).  Again, I'm guessing the "L" refers to "Luna."  Comments anyone?  I wish they would give more info than this!

--Cindy

*Well, I guess I'm having the pleasure of answering myself today!  Weeeeeee!

Okay, I checked the link for "Moon" (photo tab).  It finally opened for me...and there are the names I'm searching for.  So apparently "L" = "Luna" in the page resulting from "Quick Search."

--Cindy (I've had a delightful time, now I really must scream)


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#4 2003-06-04 05:17:03

Josh Cryer
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Re: International Astronomical Union

[color=#000000:post_uid0]There is no formation named after Proudhon. sad

If you need some help with the abbreviations, feel free to ask. They're actually explained on the different appendexes in the site, but I don't think there's a central point explaining everything simply.[/color:post_uid0]


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