Past President, Ottawa Centre, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Designed and built two homemade Newtonian reflecting telescopes which I have used at my lectures and observing sessions. Constructed a camera platform (barn door mount) to take hand guided long exposures of the night sky. These photos are used in my courses. Platform appears in Terence Dickinson’s book entitled “Splendors of the Universe”, page 64. For five years I have enjoyed the night sky from the confines of my home made backyard observatory which permanently houses a research telescope as well as a heated control room. I have even broadcasted over the internet “astrocasting” via Yahoo, live telescopic images while fielding questions from viewers. Presently writing an astronomy book for beginners.