Can we "use" the Andromeda Paradox? Perhaps the term I should be using is "relativity of simultaneity"... anyway :) Usually I see the Andromeda Paradox stated in terms of a stationary observer and another who is moving toward the galaxy. I did find one source that said the reverse effect is observed if you are moving away from the galaxy (you see the "past"). I was wondering: A) Is the reverse (observing the "past") actually true? B) It it is true, then could we use it to observe astronomic events that we see, but "missed". For example, if we see evidence that a star that had gone supernova (or maybe collapsed into a black hole), but we missed the actual event -- could we move one of our telescopes away from this star, and get a second chance at observing the actual event?