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Astronomy Jokes

This annoys so many chemists. :)
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Astronomy Jokes

I like this one.
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Three astronomers go out for dinner at a conference - an optical astronomer, an X-ray astronomer and a neutrino astrophysicist. Incredibly, when the soup arrives, they all have a fly swimming about ...
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I dare an "answer". God's finger is a natural joke from the heavens. (Don't take it personally, it is meant to all of us)
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Should we at least temporarily ban chatbot-generated content (e.g. chatGPT) until it becomes clearer what it means for Stack Exchange?

Yes. We should, at a minimum, temporarily ban chat generated content on Astronomy SE. This content doesn't cite sources, generate mathjax, and it isn't the original work of those who might post it. ...
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Post your pictures of the Great Conjunction here!

Here's one from earlier today. Mobile phone camera, held above 4.5mm eyepiece, connected to 80mm aperture 560mm focal length refractor: Will try again tomorrow with a different camera.
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Question closed under the arbitrary pretext because of its content that undermines common knowledge

I'm the moderator who cleaned up some comments on the question, closed the post, and locked it after you began an edit war. I'd like to write out a few things for transparency and clarity. There was a ...
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Post your pictures of the Great Conjunction here!

So, I've been going outside for the past couple days to get what photos I can, in case it's cloudy the day of the actual conjunction. Turns out that the two already look great, and after a couple of ...
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Do we want to change the link about MathJax help?

I prefer the link to the Mathematics Meta SE page. Firstly it is explicitly specific to Mathjax and does not rely or seem to relate to Latex. Mathjax and LaTex are similar but should not be ...
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What kind of songs do the planets like to sing? Nep-tunes What does an astronomer blow with gum? Hubbles A neutrino walks into a bar...and keeps right on going... Yeah, these were awful but great......
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A potential sign that Astronomy is about to graduate?

No, this is a network-wide change to all beta sites.
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Why do so few users suggest edits?

When I see a typo on Wikipedia, I fix it. When I see a typo here, I don't. Why? Because "tiny, trivial edits are discouraged" (from the help center: https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/help/...
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Should we close an unclear question with acceped answer?

I would say generally no. Instead, someone should take the time to edit the question to make it more clear, now that the accepted answer makes it apparent what was being asked. There are exceptions ...
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Quantum mechanics = best mechanics And this one is on my schools maths classroom
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Where should I expound my theories?

You can create a blog, post on twitter or even join a university, spend 7 years studying and learn how science is done. But what if you want to post here? I propose three tests Can the "theory" ...
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Are there any IAU members on the astronomy stack exchange?

I am an IAU Member but a lot of professional astronomers, particularly junior scientists, aren't. The membership rules are slightly weird/archaic. You can only apply to join every three years when ...
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Can we make arguments that Pluto should be considered a planet off-topic?

I also added this to the topic guidelines in the Help Center: My question about Pluto got removed. How is that off topic? Was it really a question, or was it a rant about why you think the IAU ...
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Why do we care if Pluto is classified as a planet?

Is it that Pluto scientists worried about reduced funding or status? I did some searching to see if and how the classification as a planet would matter. According to a piece by the Atlantic: A ...
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999 questions with no answers and counting (downwards)

I would love to see a histogram of how many questions have 0, 1, 2, 3, ... answers A while ago I wrote a query for this for this MathOverflow answer, to demonstrate that it seems to follow Zipf's Law....
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What to do when engaged in a never ending discussion

There is no rule that we all have to agree on answers. A great thing about SE is that the community can vote answers up or down, and the OP can choose the answer they think is the best. It is ...
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New to Stack exchange. What is Meta and Beta in Astronomy SE?

The meta site is for asking questions or commenting on Astronomy SE's policies and procedures - actually, just like the question you have asked, congratulations! The "beta" site is the main ...
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Do we want accepted answers to be pinned to the top?

Remove the "pin to top" behaviour. I want this behaviour to be removed. An accepted answer should be sorted in the same way as all answers.
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Are questions about phenomenon only observed in certain YouTube channels on-topic?

I'm glad this has been asked on Meta, as it's a much more appropriate place to discuss how to approach such issues - comments or chat are limited in their usefulness. My view is that this is shouldn'...
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Can we consider Indian Astrology as astronomy?

The point of astrology is making predictions about human affairs from the positions of celestial bodies. This is pseudoscience: there is no empirically observed pattern (if we leave out the weather ...
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Sourcing papers vs explaining in own words

It's best to do things more in your own words. Using lots of quotes is fine, but quotes generally shouldn't make up the bulk of your answer. (I sometimes make an exception to this rule when the source ...
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How does Astronomy, amateur and professional, contribute to humanity and a better world?

Incomplete list of ways astronomy has helped humanity: The study of astronomy in ancient times was necessary for predicting the seasons and aided in farming as calendars were (and still are) based on ...
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Astronomy Jokes

Poor Disney...
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