My Web-based Planetary
Some of you (especially those
in Ottawa, Canada) will know of my professional association with
the geology of our own planet, and my keen amateur interest in
planetary geology in general. While the former was my day job,
in the latter I am just an amateur like the rest of us. Perhaps
the principal difference being that the geological jargon makes
sense to me most of the time.
A number of years ago, Sky &
Telescope introduced a neat archiving option on the web for
storing, sorting, annotating and - most importantly - sharing
what one has found and read on the internet (Save This
: see the "Save This"
icon just to the right of the "Print This" icon on the
S&T News page to find out more). This may be one of the most
creative applications offered by S&T. I have been collecting
and printing planetary geology oriented e-bulletins for a number
of years now and they have gotten out of hand. So I put my ever-growing collection
of e-articles that I have read onto Save This, with a short
annotation by each live-linked title to give an idea of what the
article is about, and sometimes a comment expressing my own opinion
on the validity of the interpretations presented.
I'm happy to share this collection
of planetary geology links, which grows daily as I get to read
more articles. I do not claim that my archive is - or will ever
be - complete. After all, this is my hobby and I do it for fun,
like most amateurs.
For you to get access to my growing
archive, I need a name and an email address that I enter into
my Save This Address Book. You would then get automatic
access to the Archive at that email address and see any and all
changes I make to the archive with time. You can also pass it
along to others too - and you can eliminate the parts you really
don't want me to share with you (maybe you are simply sick of
hearing about martian rovers !!).
If you're interested - send me
a name and an email address. I believe that I'm well enough known
in the Ottawa amateur astronomy community for folks to know that
this is nothing more sinister than one passionate amateur offering
to share a resource with others. If you're leary - don't do it
I would be very interested to
hear from folks who are aware of web-based information not included
in my own archive. Send me the URL and I'll check it out - and
I'll add it to the shared archive as appropriate.
I'll maintain this digital web-based
archive come what may, as it is very useful to me ... you're welcome
to share it if interested.
Updated March 31st, 2013
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