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Originally posted by Nygdan
In fact professional astronomers tend to not sight UFOs, even tho the number of reports of ufo sightings would indicate that there are very large numbers of them. Their sometimes automated operating telescopes or various types also tend to not record ufos.
Tho, thats not particularly relvant I suspect since they'd normally be focusing at a point far removed from the atmosphere.
Of course, that brings up the question, why don't they see UFOs traveling in open space?
Report on a Survey of the Membership of the American Astronomical Society Concerning the UFO Phenomenon:
30 year old poll taken by Dr. Peter Sturrock who sent a UFO survey to 2,611 professional astronomers:
Selected UFO cases - Sightings by Astronomers:
"Astromers don't believe in alien UFOs" (aka the ET hypothesis)
"Astronomers don't see UFOs"
are both common memes often repeated by people who have done little or no research.
Originally posted by sdrumrunner
Now imagine, instead of observing the entire sky above your head, you're only examining 1/1,000,000th of the visible sky. What's the likelihood your going to have something fly through your field of view?