Site Updates and New Telescope

Well, the site is coming along. I’ve been adding some page content about SharePoint and Astronomy. Speaking of astronomy, I recently got a new scope, which I’m enjoying very much. It’s an 18″ Obsession U/C Dobsonian Reflector. It came with pretty much everything I needed to get back into the hobby. It even has the computers and applications to be able to select objects and go to them from my iPad. I know, it takes all the fun out of it, huh?

Check out some pics:

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Getting back into Astronomy

I once was very into Astronomy. Taught classes at Houston Baptist University, was a volunteer out at the George Observatory, even was the Observatory Director for Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State) for a time. But as with most lifetime hobbies, life, career, and family obligations have kept me quiet on the hobby for many years. Until recently… I started pulling out my old telescope to show some planets to friends and family and it’s rekindled an old love of mine. Almost makes me wonder why I spent over a year learning to fly R/C Helicopters when I could have just been doing Astronomy… Anyhow, I’ve been enjoying reading up on www.cloudynights.com and cruising the classifieds on www.astromart.com for  a new scope. Hoping to maybe even make it to a FBAC or HAS meeting sometime soon. As my journey continues, I’ll be sure and post back here with updates, photos, and more. Clear Skies!

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