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Science in Action: If you detect something, do something

Science in Action: If you detect something, do something

AstroDad makes potential discovery of new planetary nebula (ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 25, 2017) On Friday night, 22 September, 2017 at my observatory in Oklahoma, I imaged the Pisces galaxy cluster…

The Great American Eclipse Comes to Rockwall (partially)

The Great American Eclipse Comes to Rockwall (partially)

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 20, 2017) Astrodad (that’s me) is proud to announce that on Monday, August 21, the Rockwall County Library and I will present  a local event of…

Walking on the edge with AstroDad

Walking on the edge with AstroDad

ROCKWALL, TX (June 22, 2014) Gentle readers, I’ve been procrastinating over this column because I really wanted to capture an awe-inspiring image of our own galaxy, The Milky Way, to…

Springtime astronomy unveils timeless journey

Springtime astronomy unveils timeless journey

ROCKWALL, TX (April 6, 2014) It’s not easy being people. From the middle school hallways where the first signs of social  friction between jocks, nerds, dweebs, debs and loads (my…

Trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

Trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

ROCKWALL, TX (March 24, 2014) Our family enjoyed a wonderful Spring Break in Huntington Beach, CA visiting my son and his lovely wife at their home. After graduating from Texas…

What you should know before buying a telescope for Christmas

What you should know before buying a telescope for Christmas

ROCKWALL (December 11, 2013) If you are a parent interested in purchasing a telescope for your child as a Christmas present, the Golden Rule is: DO NOT BUY A TELESCOPE…

Advice for those considering a career in space science

Advice for those considering a career in space science

(ROCKWALL – October 14, 2013) If you are the parent of a high school junior or senior, or if you’re a student considering a career involving some aspect of space…

AstroDad excoriates ‘Big Science’, proposes new definition of a planet

AstroDad excoriates ‘Big Science’, proposes new definition of a planet

(Rockwall) July 12, 2013 – How many folks out there recall the strange debate in 2006 generated by a laughing stock “media” scientist in New City to “demote” Pluto from…

Historic interplanetary photo opp: Wave at Saturn from Earth on July 19

Historic interplanetary photo opp: Wave at Saturn from Earth on July 19

(Rockwall) June 25, 2013 – Adults today who grew up in the early 1960s and 70s experienced the Apollo program as well as the most iconic science communicator of all…

Our future is in good hands

Our future is in good hands

See what happens when 10 members of the Rockwall High School Academic Decathlon team spend an evening at AstroDad’s astronomical observatory in Oklahoma… (Rockwall) June 11, 2013 This past weekend I…

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