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Back for another year!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Welcome all to a new year and a new perspective. I feel inspired to move forward and to share my passion for astronomy with the outside world again for another year. There is much to revel in this coming year including the lunar eclipse on January 20! Check my ...

Back again!

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Yea, yea, yea, I know. I've been slack! Not a peep from me in months. Things to do, places to go ... and so on. Not that I haven't been looking up though! Just got back from California and my second trip to Yosemite in seven months!!! Ya 'know, you get ...

Astronomy in the Suburbs - Fall 2014 Class

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

I am pleased to announce that I will be teaching the astronomy class again at Emory Continuing Education this coming September/October. This is a four week, two hour each Wednesday evening session under the title "Astronomy in the Suburbs - An Introduction to Stargazing". If you are interested in attending ...

Working at Fernbank Science Center

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

This past week marked the beginning of a stint as a contract assistant at the Fernbank Science Center. I have been a volunteer since August 2005 and I now have the privilege to officially be part of the staff for the summer. It is a great opportunity to continue my ...

Winter 2013 Class - Astronomy in the Suburbs

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

I am very pleased to announce that I have gotten the approval to teach an astronomy class again at Emory Center for Lifelong Learning this coming February/March. This is a four week, two hour each Tuesday evening session under the title "Astronomy in the Suburbs - An Introduction to Stargazing". The ...

AL Astronomy Outreach Master Level Award

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Many of us in the Atlanta Astronomy Club have found a real calling in sharing our love of science and astronomy with the public. And at dozens of events through the year, we do what we can to enrich the lives of people through our love of this activity. A ...

Happy New Year 2012

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Hello again and welcome to Steve's Virtual Planet for another year. Time for me to get these long overdue articles out on the bloggosphere. I got so darn busy last year with work and other commitments I had to put this site on hold for a while. Anyhow, I've accumulated ...

Back from the shadows, again!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Man! I can't believe I've been away from things so long. Had a bit of a detour down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon but it's time to get back in tune with the sky. Work, PC problems, overseas visitors. Everything requires time. So now it's back to astronomy ...

Busy Times!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Happy New Year! Started a new job a few weeks ago. That and the fairly busy Holiday season kept me away from the eyepiece more than planned. But, it's a new year and the skies are much better than last January (so far). There will be new blog entries coming forth ...

Another great year at Fernbank Observatory!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

The Winter Solstice has arrived and I can now celebrate another great year of volunteering at Fernbank Science Center Observatory. Wouldn't you know that the last two nights were clouded out last week but overall we've had a good run with weather overall for 2010. AND ... I finished up ...