Me and My Scope by Ryan Koch

December 1, 2012 admin 0

Greetings, after having attended a few of the wonderful star parties put on by CCAS I’ve just recently decided to become a member and was given this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Ryan, or perhaps more commonly known as “that guy over there with the Coronado PST,” and [Read More…]

Me and My Telescopes by Jim Carlisle

November 1, 2012 admin 0

I started out in amateur astronomer as a kid interested in building my own telescope. At that time, that was the way most amateurs got their scopes, especially if you were too poor to buy one. My first telescope came from the advertisement pages of Popular Mechanics magazine, when I [Read More…]

Me and My Telescope by Dr. Russ Genet

October 1, 2012 admin 0

Since I couldn’t make up my mind which of the many telescopes I’ve been involved with over the last half-century was my favorite, Aurora agreed that I could write two articles: one on my past telescopes, and the other on my current telescope. Here is number one. I wasn’t born [Read More…]

Me and My Telescope by Lee Coombs

September 1, 2012 admin 0

I have always had an interest in astronomy and, while in junior high school, fabricated a variety of telescopes from old eyeglass lenses or any other optics I could get my hands on. My first real astronomical telescope was one I built using a 6-inch f/8 mirror that was given [Read More…]

Me and My Telescope by Aurora Lipper

August 1, 2012 admin 0

My telescope was given to me as a Christmas present by my husband. The telescope was the “treasure” of a Treasure Hunt I was sent on, picking up parts and pieces of the telescope along the way (the motor drive was found in the clothes dryer). I had never owned [Read More…]

Radio Astronomy by Tom Smith

July 1, 2012 admin 0

It all started back in late 2001 when I became interested in obtaining an Amateur Radio License so that if I moved to some remote place without phones I would still be able to get hold of help. Well, I have always had a fascination with electronics and theory so [Read More…]

My Brief Astronomy Adventure by Robin White

June 1, 2012 admin 0

In 1980 I decided to do something that was very unusual for me at the a book! The book I chose to read was “Cosmos” by Carl Sagan. I know most of you reading this now have read Cosmos at some point in your life and therefor understand the [Read More…]