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Still Anything that could be done against Global Warming?

Recent temperature anomalies, increasing numbers and intensities of storms, floodings and droughts...; much is speaking for a severe change of the climate on earth within an alarmingly short time. The atmosphere and the oceans are showing signs of a potentially escalating trend towards difficult life conditions on the planet. We have to fear the worst, not only because nobody can stop the accumulating methane gas that is escaping faster and faster out of perma frost regions and seabeds. Not in a hundred years from now but within less than a decade, we could loose much of the productive food capacity. More warning voices are coming up, separating themselves from the conservative establishment who thinks that basic international contracts and rules, for a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions etc. are enough to stop the scary development. It seems not even scratching on the surface of the (melting) iceberg...
Somehow, planet Earth seems to be turning into a vast industrial live-lab experiment with more and more scientists, media, and money involved. Global Warming raises a lot of legal and political questions, too. Decades of environmental research work had been paid by us, the people who were helping to create that bizarre situation on our planet. Conclusion: We all work(ed) hard for a) the destabilization of our natural habitat in space including the nature, soil, oceans and atmosphere, and b) for studying and documenting that depressing process in plain detail. Reports of desintegrating life zones pull a lot of media interest. But new, revolutionary, impressive green technologies, or keen ideas of geoengineering (however weird they may appear) are rarely introduced on the first pages. Many inventions for a better, greener, easier way of life can hardly make it to a major market... If there is a 'stop button' for the doom, where is it?

A five year old could ask these questions: "Why are no photovoltaic layers on the electric cars, yet, to assist recharging the batteries?
Why are no simple funnel based windenergy generators on our roofs which could use high and low speeds of the wind at low price and noise. Why are we not growing food in the gardens and on the roofs? Why not flying around in electric sailplanes? Why not using wood or cellulose based materials instead of petroleum based plastics? Why are no solar cells on the streets and walls? Why is not more time for active sports and games and music, for cooking and baking at home? Why are there so many missiles, and bombs, and conflicts around the world? Why is so much mobbing and unkindness? Why is so much pollution and unhealthy food? Why is so much poverty and persecution? ...Yes, a child could analyse many critical issues of our civilization.

Organic photovoltaics is an elegant way to generate electric energy because versions of that technology could become cheap and very lightweight. Though, yet, it does not appear in most of our daily paraphernalia. Just here or there, in small things like certain electronic products, in small lamps or bags or so. The rear side of smartphones and tablets should be photovoltaic. Is it actually necessary to say that? It can be done even in transparent layers, so screens and windows could be also photovoltaic. Not only garden lights should be charged in sunlight. Solar energy could address many applications. Some have silicium based solar panels on their home roofs, but why don't we see all those huge skyscrapers wrapped in silicium or coated with organic photovoltaic layers? I'm not saying to make everything without a cable. However, based on the fact that most cars are parking or driving partly in daylight, we are throwing away that amazing portion of up to 30 clean free kilometers per day. (Panasonic, Toyota, and Tesla are fortunately doing something about it, currently. First little steps in the right direction and at an interesting point of time when considering the introduction of the first Solar Cell in 1954(!) by researchers of the Bell Laboratories).
And what did we achieve in terms of electric recuperation? While certain commuter trains were featuring that technology already a century ago, we went on, unflustered, using sheer friction to brake the ride. However expensive, however fast the car, we do it still as in the times of horse-drawn carriages. That means we throw a significant portion of the fuel (or electric energy) away, each time when stepping on the brake pedal, thereby producing millions of tons of very unhealthy sorts of dust.

Thousands of billions of dollars went in the development of the modern automobiles as we see them rolling today, mostly with one or two persons on board, emitting loads of greenhouse gases, killing landscapes, animals, and plants. The industrial automobile was made to sell iron, oil and rubber. And this is why we have them heavy, thirsty, dirty, and why they still can't fly (unseen certain latest developments of companies of admirably courageous private inventors and investors). Cars were tailored to reach the work place
, daily, or a mid distance weekend destination. The far easier to build and to maintain electric car is said to have a too heavy battery and it takes too long for charging, yet. Obviously, forgotten or nearly unknown: the old and simple compressed air car. When we would combine that super lightweight technology with a small electric compressor and photovoltaic layers, we could refill the tank at any time, in daylight. The speed and range is, of course, only limited by the possible air pressure and size of the tank. With Kevlar or Dyneema wrapped air compression tanks that could become a very powerful and lightweight vehicle. Besides the electric car, this is perhaps the most affordable way to go. But the number of industries involved would be very overviewable. Such a car would be dirt cheap. It would make you, the customer, totally independent and you could probably fix or upgrade things in your own garage because there is not much what could get broken. These cars could have every thinkable design, whatsoever. They could be made for delivery of Pizza, or they could transport your family. They could as well work in form of a school bus or as a tractor. When a small tank for bio gas or hydrogen, besides the air pressure tank, is connected, you can multiply the power of the engine whenever you need it. Their range willl surpass both, gas and electric.

Here is an example for the air compression technology (The city-specific design is certainly not showing the limits...)

It would be actually easy to make good things for happy people and for a clean planet. It would just not suit the big players. It would also not feed the political finance systems because that sort of vehicle would be as tax relevant as a bicycle. When we could get them airborne, by photovoltaics plus air compression, roads or highways could become green again, if we retract the wheels to let them fly tight over the grass. But who would be happy with such a product, besides the snob customers, in an economy like this? No, we're used to live and travel as complicated, expensive, and as dirty as possible.

Once, we were told that a significant rise of the sea level could happen in 500 years, or so. That number was shrinking down to 50. Meanwhile, the severe weather is haunting us. We have seen it coming, though, yet we're burning oil and coal as usual. Many ingenious people presented great ideas, but the breakthrough is hindered by an obviously distorted understanding of how a blue planet like this one actually works. We became a race of habitual advertising-hypnotized short term thinkers with a preference for fast cars and fast food. Still, some people claim that it's not all coming just from mankind's Carbon emissions, or that it is mainly the solar factor changing the climate etc... Shouldn't we stop loosing costly time with that kind of discussion? More important at the moment: Can we have an air conditioner for planet Earth? We need one!

The utopia A TIME OF GOLDEN SKIES describes a fairly crazy sounding fictional concept. The protagonists/adventurers learn that the Great Pyramid of Giza had been secretly identified as a gigantic shooting device, a thermodynamic system of gas ex
plosion chambers to eject liquefied - then gaseous - gold so fast and so high in the sky that it can reach or surpass the top layers of the atmosphere, high enough to cover great parts of the earth with gold particles, just like a vast molecular confetti rain. The effect shall enhance the infrared reflectivity of the planet, to reduce the otherwise rapidly heating up surface, atmosphere, and oceans. The Great Pyramid - a devine/alien/human made technical installation to prevent extinction on Earth?! That was a part of my initial idea for a Christian faith based science fiction adventure story. However, the longer I was pulled into that topic the more I had to wonder: "could it even be true?"

And recently something interesting happened:

A leading Professor from a reknown German institute of
thermodynamics has roughly calculated the neccessary pressure to around 3500 bar to occur in the 'King's Chamber' for escalating a 10kg liquid mass of gold to fly into near earth space, pushed through the northern and southern so called 'Air Shafts'. That is a similar pressure ocurring as in certain 'common rail' Diesel motors. Generating that energy, in form of sudden pressure, could be achieved by a reacting, sled-piston-compressed gas mix from the so called 'Grand Gallery', generated by pyrolysis in the deepest chamber, the 'Subterranean Chamber'. The 'King's Chamber' is solid enough to withstand a far higher pressure. Thus, it could push far bigger masses high enough to be distributed by jet streams or the coriolis force, to the northern and southern skies and countries! The diagonal angles of the shafts, and their specific design, could indicate an intended function as runs with over 60m effective lengths(!) allowing unprecedented long ballistic trajectories of a liquid dense metal material becoming a gas during flight. The air friction at such multiple supersonic speeds will be furtherly heating up the liquid metal, so that it turns into gaseous state while trapped in the slipstream behind a shock burned ceramic nose (a former lump of clay, leading the accelerated gold charge and the trailing glueing clay, or plaster, in the shafts). Specs and details may become subject of research, but I hope the physical principles hinted, here, appear plausible enough to consider my roughly presented seemingly 'absurd' suggestion. Someone attempted to rescue human life and the nature on earth, someone who ruled or influenced the deep ancient past (at the least)... and who could obviously see sharply into the future.

Pre-installed vertical grooves are to find in the 'Antechamber', an access room made of granite, leading to the KC, apparently meant for a zyclopic 'high performance' valve system consisting of three massive bulkheads, or portcullis. Presumably, they are as best to be built from steel, and certainly mechanically connected to a rolling giant sled-piston in the Grand Gallery. The vertical rails for closing these three bulkheads will have to be anchored in those granite grooves (carved in by the ancient masons - partly damaged but repairable). That triple portcullis valve system will be defining how much pressure the red granite block lined 'King's Chamber' can take; thus, how far the gold gas can fly (in the slipstream behind a leading nose of ceramics keeping the golden gas on track). 54 niches to support the roller bearings in the GG had been carved into the ledges by the ancient masons. So the necessary internal installations and repair works could be completed by mortal humans of today with stuff that you can find in a building materials & hardware store.

The mysterious five 'Relief Chambers', stacked on top of the King's Chamber, will as well contain light gases. Their reaction shall dampen AND increase the pressure in the KC, at the same time! Their
cascade-like ignition will happen in a rapid succession within a fraction of a second, by a piezo effect occurring between the stone beams on top and below each chamber. The quartz particles will produce sparks due to the sudden change of static power. That firing cascade will stretch the duration of the maximum pressure in the KC, so that the water in the stone sarcophagus has enough time to boil and steam up, thereby increasing the pressure significantly further! That highest attainable pressure will finally release the clay-sealed gold charges, and push them through the upper two shafts, into the northern and into the southern sky. (there is still an important mechanism to ensure synchronicity but it would need too much space to tell here) That ancient machine is meant to gilden our planet to pause, or halt Global Warming for a certain time, long enough so that we can still have the opportunity (mercy would be the better term) to "clean" our planet, our technical habits, methods, and more... yet before we are running out of options...

The Great Pyramid of Giza is a planetary life rescue apparatus, to say it in a nutshell. Her many mathematical and geometrical references show also
the character of a
memorial monument, but it's a monument rather for the future, less for the past! Certain numbers and figures are strongly indicating biblical connections, as researchers had found, some already centuries ago. 
Giza hides more 'real' physical prepared functions as a Hollywood film maker would dare to dream of...
Gold is unimaginably effectively covering large surfaces with surprisingly low masses, so that a very thinly gilded surface can be reflecting high amounts of infrared radiation. A gold coin is enough to gild a full size sculpture of a rider and his horse! We need, of course, not a fully closed gold coating of the earth's surface. Just a transparent veil of gold particles is enough. That cloud of gold could be orbiting the planet and then be falling back down, partly on dry land. It will remain as an active reflector, as long as it occurs in the sky or in the upper layer of the dry surface of the earth.
Every single gold atom, in the low orbit, in the atmosphere, or on the ground, will help to fight Global Warming whilst increasing the infrared reflectivity of our planet!

Could the Great Pyramid, made of 6.25 million tons (estimated total mass) of seamlessly set 2.5 tons heavy stone blocks (average), take such a high pressure in her red granite block armored King's Chamber, for propelling the instantly liquifying Gold so high into the sky? Perhaps, daily, during the coming decades or even centuries? Can she distribute the gaseous gold towards the northern and the southern hemisphere, reaching out to cover much of the globe with a super thin layer reflecting more and more of the infrared radiation of the sun? Could that ancient enigmatic monument been meant to halt the terrible dynamics of Global Warming caused by our (obviously expected by the builder/s) industrial societies of the modern age? Would it give us enough time to overcome mankind's think barriers, destructive habits, and dirty technologies? Could that utmost mysterious monument of stone, coming from such a deep ancient past, help to inspire international peace and charity, new partnerships and mutual understanding, reforestation, greening deserts, (unconditional) sharing of food and water. And can we eventually find out that the greatest values of life are not produced by industries, ideologies, institutions, or idols? Can we learn to limit our non linear rising population numbers and rediscover the benefits of decentralized community-, family- and village life? Or should we go on paying our richest people, maybe, one day, to see them stepping aboard a spacecraft to another star's planet, reaching it many generations later for consuming that new one in the same way as they did it with the earth?

Isaiah, a prophet of the Old Testament, had announced an 'Altar of Stone', important enough to become a 'Witness and a Sign of the Lord of Hosts' in an unknown future. That 'Altar of Stone' shall be located in the 'midst of the Land of Egypt' and 'at its border'. 'Border' translates into "Giza", the elevated frontier point between Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. It is not believed that Isaiah had seen or known the Giza Pyramids, or if he even knew more about their specific technical functions. I guess that God had let him use prophetic words, hinting Giza but also protecting it as long as necessary because otherwise the monument site would have become a focus of worse destruction and seizure - similar as Jerusalem. The specified location, and the term 'Altar', is fitting perfectly because it would hint an important place to "sacrifice" something of value.

A second object of stone that is mentioned in Isaiah 19:19, the 'stone column' or 'pillar of stone', is still standing in a place, biblically named 'Ir-Ha-Heres', the 'City of Destruction'. Once, it was known as Heliopolis, or IUNU in Egyptian language. Huge temples had been destroyed and then removed from there. Today it is a district of Cairo. One single obelisk survived miraculously, still pointing skyward, in a little park, illuminated at night...

Will A TIME OF GOLDEN SKIES remain science fiction or could it even be?
Could the Great Pyramid of Giza become the last way out to halt Global Warming, nearby mitigating those notorious warmongering attitudes of certain nations and individuals, finally helping the leaders to see and feel how costly our gift of nature and human life actually is, before everything fades? Has the 7th World Wonder been defying time for so long to bail out mankind? ...Inviting us to invest (or 'sacrifice') into a future of life, and can we fix that ancient prophetic monument to let it embrace our yet blue planet with its miraculous arms of gold?

As it appears, we can still do something against Global Warming. It will require to get humble, forgiving, wondering, learning, and looking up to the skies & heavens...

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...Just like Moona Lisa, also her younger AND elder twin sister was not expected of having the slightest trouble with the new languages. She learned the language of the Giants in a very short time. Simultaneously, she learned the English language of the humans, and after that, she started studying a particularly difficult language of another race whose representatives had just arrived on board, welcomed as dearly awaited guests. They had been considered as genealogically, historically, and genetically traceable, back to the closest descendants of the original Space Ark crew and passengers. Their historical records reached far into those earliest epochs of origin. They had already learned of Moona Lisa's destiny, decades ago. Though, before earth's transition and the start of the harvest, they had to accept this sad situation, having Moona Lisa being locked up by human military. An exceptional intervention like this, yet during the most critical phase of the time of the nations, would have normally not been approved by the transition council. Moona Lisa had been considered as a reference case, just like so many others. How will these humans treat a representative of a heavenly race, in custody? That was, of course, quite sensitive data for the courts... How severe was the grade of hostility showing evident, among this problematic rebellious offspring of the anthropomorphic families of the Empire? Could they still learn to share? Could they ever learn about love and peace? Could they accept the Savior's gift? Could they appreciate gifts, at all?

The Ikurenes, as the arriving guests were called, advanced not so often into the solar system. An instantaneously scheduled interstellar convention like this, moreover, in the midst of all these busy preparation activities for the forthcoming transition on Earth, was something extraordinary indeed. The Giants had rarely had to do with them. It was the first time to meet them in person. The Ikurenes were coming to visit an over one billion years old representative of their earliest predecessors, alive! The super sensation had spread around in their home world. Everybody looked eagerly forward, toward the first interview with Sehoeg Lii. That was her name. A very famous name in no time. Soon, planets would be called so. Not only places or cities, or ships, or mountains.

The interpreter units had been re-adjusted and programmed to match the latest required profile. Even the kind restaurant operator and her chefs from the Space Ark Museum had been invited to join the event, for assisting and cooking authentic culinary delights sourcing from the epoch of Sehoeg Lii. An elaborate documentary, a special edition, an attempt to reconstruct the Space Ark events had been prepared for the protocol after dinner. Normally, the movie was presented exclusively in the museum. You may have wondered if any of the content could come close to the real adventures of the Space Ark. Was the video reconstruction accordant to what Sehoeg Lii might have saved in her miraculously recovered memory?

Long lists of questions were waiting for the resurrected pioneer space traveler. The interpreter device, this time used by all of the present attendees, had initially shown a little problem with the translations, despite the recent adjustments. The language structure of the Ikurenes was highly unusual... Vowels had to be accurately perceived because there were hundreds of different lengths of their vocal sounds. But, all that communication fuss went along with much laughter and sympathy. A warm encounter. An exciting intergalactic convention with hand and feet talking....

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Hi Vivian,

Congratulation on the Hot Products. 

Thank you for producing a great telescope.  I could tell from your early designs that you would eventually make a real winner.
I appreciate that someone finally came up with a truly portable telescope. 
Thank you for your kind words in your "about" section.

I recently built a very simple style flying telescope by taking as many part from a classic Dobsonian and putting it in a carry on home built case. 
take care and best wishes

Greg Babcock
From First Sight to First Light - A new Love Affair for Astronomers?

Firstly may I say thank you for sharing your wonderful telescope design with us. It was an absorbing and uplifting experience for us both!
As you know Brian and I have strong connections with astronomy through Cambridge Astronomical Association and through our own life interest.
We are both passionate and deeply committed to our subject.
Also we both regularly make and use telescopes of all types – from those found in professional observatories to some of the finest amateur instruments available.

Our CAA connections also make us most aware of the needs and issues faced by those beginning astronomy and of those who choose to pursue
astronomy at a semi professional level.

With this experience in mind I can say that I have never seen such an elegant and technically sophisticated solution to Newtonian telescope manufacture as you have achieved with this latest creation. I have personally researched the leading edge of amateur designs over many years.
I know this is where technical excellence and innovation is often to be found. Based on this research I believe you have a superior instrument which is at vanguard of present possibilities given the technology available.

You are to be greatly congratulated. It is a superbly practical piece of art and also a fantastic scientific instrument. So as we say in England – I take my hat of to you!

We were greatly impressed by the following features:

The elegant and simple minimalist construction techniques
The appropriate use of modern technology
Excellent potential for scalability of size
The extraordinary and beautiful aesthetics of the design
A wonderfully low overall weight
Fantastic build and optical quality
The extreme elegance of the design geometry

I believe real practical benefits for owners of this telescope will result

Superb ease of use (the scope you use most is the easiest one to use!)
Fantastic portability. This is critically important to modern Astronomers  
Wonderfully low weight. No problem for air travel to dark skies here
Simple to assemble and easy to use. This scope welcomes the newcomer!!!
Large aperture. For extreme versatility and deep sky capability
Fits the modern lifestyle. Easy storage and transport, used by all the family

In conclusion let me say you have made a thing of great beauty in this instrument. It has beauty of purpose and of construction. You will know that
astronomers often fall somewhat in love with the instruments that connect them so fundamentally with the Universe. Keen observers own many scopes
and are eager to share their knowledge with others. They consider this a wonderful if not beautiful experience. In this sense you have a product which
is easy to love. I predict this product will have passionate Champions!

I hope you are able to protect your design and find in this special place which is Cambridge those who can help you bring this design to the market.
Those who do help will help not only you, but generations of astronomers to come. Those who understand their shared duty in helping humankind
know our wonderful planet and its greater place in the space environment.

From our life experience, including many years in design and manufacture, we know that there is a long way to go before you can sell the scope
commercially. Your determination so far, working with limited resources, shows you have the passion and will to succeed.

If there is any way in which I can further assist your endeavours please let me know and I will do all I can to make help available.

To further indicate the level of belief I have in your future success please let me be the first to order one of you production telescopes when they become available. 

Again many thanks and our very best regards,

Barry Crellin ( and on behalf of Brian Lister)

Cambridge Astronomical Association

"... I am amazed at how stable the scope is for such a lightweight structure.
Vibrations damp very quickly after movement, and collimation holds effectively.
My only concern is that azimuth motion is slightly sticky with the additional
counterbalance. I may need to add some lubrication to the azimuth surface.
The optics are very good. I have had excellent images even in fairly bright
suburban skies. I look forward to taking it to a truly dark site. Coma is
minimal despite the fast focal ratio. I have not need to use a Paracorr yet.
Setup and takedown are becoming very easy now that I have had practice. 

I must congratulate you on the brilliant design. My observing companions are going to
be very impressed when I show up at the next star party with this scope in the
backpack. Based only on some e-mail discussions, I have already been asked to
write a short article about it for the Minnesota Astronomical Society newsletter
this fall. 
Overall, I am very impressed with the instrument. You have done an excellent
job designing and building it.

Cort Sylvester / Minneapolis - Minnesota USA


I just got back from the Winter Star Party 2010 in Florida and using the Mountain 12".  My simple summary is fantastic, excellent, superb.  I had the best time using this scope and found its performance to be outstanding.  I assumed with a travel scope this light and simple, there would be compromises and performance would be tolerable to trade off on its transportability.  It turned out to be much, much better than just tolerable.  It performed really well and was so much fun.  I will write up a full impression later and send it to you and am planning to do a review for Cloudy Nights if that is OK with you. 

I had no problem with the pole assembly and everything else worked perfectly.  Easy to put together and take apart after I had done it once.  I used the Ethos 8, 13, 17 and they were perfect.  Very easy to travel with.  

If the 16 works as good as the 12, then I will be so pleased.  


Doug Dolginow, Maryland USA  
I was amazed how stable it was in the wind. It hardly wiggled at all...

The scope has really proved itself and I am very happy with it! Again, thanks so much for all your help and understanding. You have made this 70 year old lady very happy.

Susan Girard, Hawaii USA    Member of the Hawaiian Astronomical Society
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