Welcome to my website.
Every page of this website can be reached via the site map page. This site map page and the home (welcome) page can be reached via the navigation icons in the upper left corner of every page.
Language can be toggled between Dutch and English using the and buttons at the right-hand side of the navigation bar.
Since this website contains very many links, I have decided not to underline any link, except when the mouse hovers over one.
For the convenience of an international public, I have also marked every link to an external website with a language icon showing the language(s) of the website.
In order to help visitors with difficulties of understanding English (or Dutch), easy access to the Babelfish translation service is included on this website.
The service is accessible via the language selection drop-down list at the upper-right corner of this English-language Welcome page. Select your language and click the "babelfish" button. This opens a new browser window with the translation. All web pages and websites clicked from a translated page are translated as well, including also the external websites in English.
Disclaimer: this website's author is not responsible for content or quality of the Babelfish translations. Babelfish is a machine-translation service offered by a third party (Altavista).
The "astro" pages
This website contains a wealth of material on amateur astronomy, grouped by topic on several astro pages.
There are several pages with extensive overviews of astro-amateur websites from Belgium and from the Netherlands, including websites by associations and personal websites of astro-amateurs. It clearly shows from their number and content that amateur-astronomy is a popular hobby in our Low Countries. Note that a significant fraction of these websites is in English, thus international visitors exploring these sites can enjoy and form a fair idea of amateur astronomy in our area.
There are also several pages discussing various topics of interest to astro-amateurs worldwide (i.e. with no specific geographic scope). On these pages I intend to collect the world's best web resources on the given topics.
The "w3c++" page
This website complies with the standards (specifications and recommendations) of the World Wide Web Consortium, and thus may display the relevant W3C icons (see bottom of pages).
The "links+" pages
The "Links for Reference" page is my "kaleidoscope" of links to general web resources, such as portals, news, dictionaries, encyclopedias etc.
My "Cosy Culture Corner" page provides links to webographies on history, classical literature, classical music.
The "Puppy Linux" page provides links to information about Linux in general, and about the "Puppy" Linux distribution in particular.
The "World Year of Physics 2005" page provides links to "World Year of Physics 2005" web resources, and a section on the Theory of Relativity.
The "author" page
On this page, finally, I provide serious and also a bit of ironic information about myself, with my email address where you can mail your suggestions, objections and comments. Of course you may do so as well in my guestbook (see hereunder).
You can read my guestbook by clicking on the book-icon in the left margin on top. The guestbook opens in a new window that you can close later on.
Post your message with a "hello" or with your comments about this website!
Remark: I have chosen not to split my guestbook for different languages; of course every visitor can post in the language of his choice. In the guestbook, click on the text "Schrijf in gastenboek" to post.
For the latest new material, you may visit my scratchpad website, where I prepare "work in process" before integrating it here on this website.
My scratchpad: www.geocities.com/erikdesonville/
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