User talk:Matthew B. Ota
Welcome to Citizendium as a new author! We're very glad you've joined us. We hope you will contribute boldly and well. Here are pointers for a quick start. You'll probably also want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at Getting Started for other helpful "startup" pages, and at CZ:Home for a complete listing of help and other community pages. If you wish, just ask me to create a "personal sandbox" for you where you can test out editing and writing articles. If you need help to get going, it is a good idea to join our discussion forums. That's where we discuss policy, proposals or technical problems. You can ask any constable for help, too. Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and thank you! We appreciate your willingness to share your expertise, and we hope to see you begin actively editing and contributing to Citizendium. Milton Beychok 18:15, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
Welcome from a fellow Californian
I just want to extend a personal welcome to you from a fellow Californian. I live in Newport Beach which makes us pretty close neighbors. If I can help you in any way, let me know. Milton Beychok 18:15, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
Some ideas for contributions
Dear Matthew, welcome aboard CZ. Milton has already given you some hints as to how things work here in general (especially for Californians), and I wish to add some more practical suggestions on what possibilities you have to contribute. For a start, I just took some of the keywords from the information you supplied upon registration, and display below the current state of related CZ articles (for icon documentation, see Template:Rpl/Doc):
- Astronomy : The study of objects and processes in the observable universe, e.g. stars, planets, comets or asteroids.
- Star : A massive, luminous ball of plasma that is held together by gravity.
- Solar system : The sun and the planets orbiting it.
- Celestial body : Add brief definition or description
- Sun : The star that defines our solar system.
- Planet : A cosmic body orbiting a star.
- Saturn (planet) : The sixth planet from the Sun in our solar system; named after the Roman god of agriculture and harvest.
- Outer space : The relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies.
- International Space Station : A space station currently in earth orbit assembled collaboratively by the space agencies of many nations.
- Meteorite : Add brief definition or description
- Halo : Add brief definition or description
- Galaxy : Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Galaxy (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Telescope : Instrument designed for the observation of remote objects by the collection of electromagnetic radiation.
- Hubble Space Telescope : A telescope in orbit around the Earth that has made many important astronomical observations.
- Mount Wilson Observatory : Add brief definition or description
- Cassini-Huygens mission : Add brief definition or description
- Christiaan Huygens : (14 April 1629 - 8 June 1695) an internationally renowned Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomer.
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory : Operated under contract by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration facility concerned with the design and operation of deep space missions beyond Earth orbit
- Orange County, California : Add brief definition or description
- Long Beach, California : Add brief definition or description
In case you are involved in homework assignments, please consider doing so via Eduzendium articles.
Looking forward to fruitful collaborative editing, --Daniel Mietchen 19:11, 11 September 2010 (UTC)