Hi, from the North woods

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Hi, from the North woods
Posted by merlyn3248 on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:16 PM

I have subscribed to Astronomy magazine for a number of years, but am new to the forums. I currently live in Brainerd, Minnesota. I grew up in rural Iowa in the 1950's and 1960's when there were still really dark skys there. During my childhood years, I always enjoyed looking into the night sky and wondering "what is out there". About 10 years ago I started to get interested in astronomy again. I have my own telescope now, a Celestron 9.25 on a Losmandy G11. I also have a friend close to Brainerd who is an very knowledgable astronomer and has a very nice obsrvatory. I enjoy going to his place and watch him track astroids, search for super nova's, or do deep sky photography. I am now 65 years old and am retired. I am hoping to pass my interest in astronomy to my children and grandchildren.

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:28 PM

Passing it on to the kids is probably the most noble and fruitful work one can do in astronomy.


---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

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Posted by Antitax on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:58 PM


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Posted by stepping beyond on Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:35 PM

KUDOS to you for passing on the tradition of being an up looker. There's a wealth of treasures up there

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