Trying to get information about the observatory in Mitzpe Ramon

While trying to collect information about the star observatory in Mitzpe Ramon, for a possible visit there, I found the Hebrew Astropedia Web site at

Then I found that I cannot scroll the page horizontally or vertically (I use the Mozilla 1.7.8 Web browser under GNU/Linux, Debian Sarge distribution).

I wrote a complaint to the address provided by them (astroclub strudel suggesting that they use the W3C validator at

I am not holding my breath for them to accept my friendly, free and concerned advice.

Yiftah from Astro Club replied. They really want to make the Web site FireFox-compatible. However, they do not have the resources to pay someone to modify the Web site accordingly, so volunteer work will be very much appreciated.
If you can do the following, please contact astroclub strudel and offer your help:

  • Modify the CSS definitions to make them W3C compliant and ensure that the Web site is standards-compliant (of course).
  • Develop a (free and) faster Javascript implementation of the menu.
  • Modify the CSS definitions to make them W3C compliant.
  • Define the printing style (currently it is not defined, so the Web pages look terrible when printed).

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.

4 thoughts on “Trying to get information about the observatory in Mitzpe Ramon”

    1. The term in question has been changed from “Debian GNU/Linux” which was used by our friendly neighborhood nitpicker into “GNU/Linux, Debian Sarge distribution”.

      I am wondering from which direction will the next nitpicking arrive.


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