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Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 11:14:14 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Archived: Fri, 23 May 2008 16:08:01 -0400
Subject: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

Hi Everyone!

As a teenager with a strong interest in astronomy but no money
to buy a good telescope, I decided to learn all about optics and
make my own telescope. In my home's basement I ground the mirror
for my first telescope (an 8 inch diameter pyrex glass disk)
using the same synthetic abrasives (carborundum) used in the
creating the two quartz crystal skulls described in the BBC news
story below. Although I did not use power tools, I also applied
circular grinding motions by hand to eventually produce a smooth
optical surface that deviated no more than a fraction of the
wavelength of light from the desired parabolic curve I wanted.


If a teenager like me can work with pyrex (and later much larger
optics using other ultra low expansion materials such as quartz
and cervit) and achieve such amazing levels of perfection, then
the crystal skulls become little more than crude novelties for
tourists which have now become, like crop circles, implants and
lucid dreams (to name a just few), part of UFO popular culture.

Since we can better cope with life if we have hope in things
unseen or in the unknown and take the occasional opportunity to
escape from the harse realities of this world, I for one will be
going to see the latest Indiana Jones movie which opens in local
cinemas tonight.

Nick Balaskas

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