Astronomy - The Career of Evil!
A long time ago under a dark sky very far far from here, I was bit by the Astronomy Bug. Not so much bit, really, as devoured. My parents had built a new house in farm country between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Michigan. It was 1960 and the skies were, certainly by today's standards, inky dark. For Christmas that year I was given a 2-inch Gilbert reflecting telescope, which came with a single eyepiece (40x). A life long passion was ignited - one that continues even to today. These pages are a chronicle of my experiences in astronomy, mostly amateur but some professional as well, as I was employed by the Space Telescope Science Institute for 20 years, between 1982 and 2002. In a sense this is just another self-indulgent, narcissistic blog, but its also an opportunity to share my own experiences with any who might find them entertaining or informative.
Also note that I am, if nothing else, a procrastinator. So I have this grand plan of putting lots of odd bits on this page - but I keep putting it off! So you might check back once in a while to see if I've added something, but those additions will only appear after a conjunction of time and enthusiasm!
Rants, Raves, & Reviews
The WayBack Machine
The StarFarm Observatory
Here are pictures and narrative describing the construction of the StarFarm Observatory under the bright urban skies of Baltimore, Maryland.
"Current" Activities and Observing Logs