April 20, 2014

About

Myself.

   Dear Universe,

     This is David Dickinson, conceiver of AstroGuyz.  I’m originally from Mapleton, Maine, and retired from the U.S Air Force as an Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist.  I have been fasinated by astronomy and science since watching the last Apollo Moonshots in the early 70′s and Star Trek re-runs as a kid.  I’ve owned about half a dozen telescopes, done public out reach, built my own observatory, and operated the 16-scope and the University of Arizonas’ Flandreau Observatory.  I’ve also contributed variable and meteor observing data.  I started this blog in response to the huge interest I see in the general public, as well as some of the mis-conceptions I’ve heard.  

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