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by Thomas Wm. Hamilton
November 7, 2012 | 0 comments
World War 2 was still raging, and I was just five years old. Venus shone brightly in an evening sky. My uncle was watching me that evening, and when I asked what the bright thing in the sky was he recited "Twinkle twinkle". This intrigued me enough to decide to follow up, and I made the adults read astronomy books to me until I could read them myself. I hung out at the Hayden Planetarium, took astronomy in college, and in fact was taking intro astronomy when Sputnik 1 went up. My extracurricular activity was in the college radio station. ... more »
by Philip A Cruden
November 7, 2012 | 1 comments
I am happy to be a member of this important society.
In my professional life I am an Art Director and Production Designer in the Animation Feature Film and Television Industries. I have worked on many feature films including Anastasia, Titan AE, Ice Age, and Barnyard to name a few. In TV I have worked on hit shows like The Simpson’s, The Critic, The Pink Panther, Planet Sheen, Back at the Barnyard and a host of others.
My passion for the Cosmos started way back when I was a young boy with the first landing on the moon. It was somewhat ... more »
by Patrick McDonald
September 27, 2012 | 0 comments
Where I was when Curiosity Landed
At a little after 6AM in the city of Sheffield in the UK, I dragged myself to the living room, pausing briefly to admire Venus, and got my cousin's complicated satellite tv started. I guess it was late night in California. The waiting time was a bit tense, but the sight of the first image, proof that the landing was successful made it all worthwhile.... more »
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