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David Dickinson
Worked at USAF
Attended CCAF
Lives in Tampa, Florida
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It's Free Fiction Friday... and here it is, just in time for the first eclipse season of 2015, our original #scifi tale Exeligmos:
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Heat Rays, laser cannons...  It's 5 Science Fiction Weapons in Use or Development on www.listosaur.com 
Laser guns, heat rays and other exotic-sounding weapons were once the stuff of science fiction, but those weapons are already in use or under development.
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Is there really no gravity in space? Do we really only use 10% of our brain? It's 5 Common Science Myths That Refuse to Die on www.listosaur.com:
Do humans really only use 10 percent of their brain? Does sugar make children hyperactive? Some myths appear so rooted in science that they refuse to die.
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Peering Into the Distant Universe: How to Hunt For Quasars with a Backyard Telescope. Our guide on +Universe Today :  
“How far can you see with that thing?” It’s a common question overhead at many public star parties in reference to telescopes. In the coming weeks as the Moon passes Full and moves out of the eveni...
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Astronomy Video Of The Week: Seeking Ceres. NASA's Dawn spacecraft enters orbit next week! 
Ceres on February 12th, 2015 from 52000 miles distant. (Credit: NASA/Dawn). Getting closer… Fresh off of its exploration of the asteroid 4 Vesta in 2011-2012, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been delivering some pretty mind-blowing images of the largest asteroid of them all: 1 Ceres.
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If we've seeing an occultation of the planet Mars by the Moon from the Earth - as occurs twice in 2015 - you would see a transit of the Moon across the face of the Earth as seen from the surface of Mars:     
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Tonite! The smallest Full Moon of 2015... I give you the 13 hours past apogee, +Universe Today patented #MiniMoon!
Supermoons. Blood Moons. Moons both Black and Blue… by now, you’d think that there was nothing new under the Sun (or Moon, as it were) when it comes to new unofficial lunar terminology. Sure, the M...
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On a recently announced discovery of a red-brown dwarf pair that passed through the outer solar system 70,000 years ago:
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Not our best work, but we did manage to catch the occultation of the star Lambda Geminorum by the Moon last night using nothing but the video from the DSLR and a 200mm zoom lens:
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Hooray, Free Fiction Friday... and here's the conclusion of our Young Adult Mars-spanning scifi tale The Hunt For Beagle, Chapter 9:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00JH2909O
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Yeah, we saw that Pew study too... some interesting takeaways in the differing perceptions. Here's our take on 5 Controversial Issues Where the Public Disputes Science on www.listosaur.com:   
A recent survey found that while the majority of Americans admire scientists, they dispute core beliefs in science, such as evolution and climate change.
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Yay, free fiction... here's chapter 8 in our ongoing Mars #scifi  saga The Hunt For Beagle:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00JH2909O
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Free-lance science writer, backyard astronomer, science fiction author
Skills
astronomy, space, telescope making and observing, writing
Employment
  • USAF
    MSgt, 1986 - 2007
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Tampa, Florida
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Science teacher, retired military (USAF) & optical athlete living the romantic & feral life of a free-lance science writer & wanna-be scifi author.
Introduction
Graduated 1986, Presque Isle High Maine  20+ year enlisted USAF, backyard astronomer.
Bragging rights
Published scifi poet, saw Pluto once in a 14" scope.
Education
  • CCAF
    Aircraft Armament, 1986 - 2002
  • WGU
    Earth Science teaching, 2007 - 2011
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Male