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by Ben Haller
February 18, 2014 | 0 comments
As a child I always loved science fiction and my toys, as well as my favorite movies, reflected that intensely. Despite my love for space it wasn't until I was maybe 10 years old that I actually looked towards the sky.
Sure I'd seen the Moon and stars before but one night in particular I had borrowed my father's binoculars which were fairly nice since he was and still is an avid bird watcher. I decided to go outside and noticed a nearly full Moon was up in the high eastern sky. I went over to the hood of the car ... more »
by Larry Russo
January 30, 2014 | 0 comments
In the summer of 2002 I was invited to visit friends in SOCAL, San Diego and stay a week. I had access to a car and could wander as much as I desired. One of the many highlights of my week was driving up Mt Palomar Mountain to the Hale Telescope. I had no idea the dome was so huge. Once I parked the car I wished I could have stayed until nightfall, but I had to return by evening. I took many photos and got to go inside the dome.... more »
by Tyler Wooldridge
January 4, 2014 | 0 comments
In high school, I took an astronomy course in my sophomore year. Our class received a donation of galileoscopes from Dr. Heidi Hemmel who was in town. We put them together as a class and I found the experience very interesting. Later that night, I took home my telescope and pointed it towards the moon. As I looked at the craters and the highlands, I realized that I wanted to know more. Ever since, I've always had a profound interest in physics, astronomy, cosmology, and technology.
I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in earth and planetary sciences concentrating on physics ... more »
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