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David Dickinson
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Seeing faces on any of those images of distant worlds? You're not the only one... Here's our post on Faces of the Solar System and all things astro-pareidolia related on +Universe Today -
“Look, it has a tiny face on it!” This sentiment was echoed ‘round the web recently, as an image of Pluto’s tiny moon Nix was released by the NASA New Horizons team. Sure, we’ve all been there. Lay...
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Siri's not the only IPA on the burgeoning tech market... Here are 10 Notable Intelligent Personal Assistants on www.listosaur.com: 
Apple's Siri is the standard for intelligent personal assistants, but other tech giants have been working hard to develop their own voice-activated IPAs.
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Ever wonder what they used for telescope mirrors before glass? Check out our Astronomy Video of the Week, and an Amazing Piece of Metal: 
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This Friday... July 31st hosts the second Full Moon of the month and the only 'Blue Moon' for 2015. Here's our Blues for the Second Full Moon of July on +Universe Today 
Brace yourselves for Blue Moon madness. The month of July 2015 hosts two Full Moons: One on July 2nd and another coming right up this week on Friday, July 31st at 10:43 Universal Time (UT)/6:43 AM ...
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An intriguing recent discovery of a 5-star system led us to research the curious realm of heavy-weight multiples.... just how man stars can a system possess? It's Astronomers Spot a fascinating '5-Star' System on +Universe Today - 
An interesting multiple star discovery turned up in the ongoing hunt for exoplanetary systems. The discovery was announced by Marcus Lohr of Open University early this month at the National Astrono...
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The Search for ET got a boost earlier this week, with the announcement of the Breakthrough Listen initiative. Here's our rundown on the past, present and possible future of SETI on Sen ($):  
A new effort is announced in the search for life in the Universe. David Dickinson looks at the latest effort to search for E.T. and look back at some of the key developments in the history of searching for alien life on distance worlds.
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We started into a new and original tale last week of intrigue and mayhem in a time of rogue space clowns... it Free Fiction and part 1 of Helium Party: 
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An amazing view looking back. New Horizons Spies the Atmosphere of Pluto: our post on an 'annular Pluto' on www.sen.com: 
The latest science results from New Horizons, including a stunning image of Pluto's atmosphere
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Hey, its our first post for Sky & Telescope online! Is the recently proposed High Definition Space Telescope Truly the Hubble Space Telescope's Successor? 
A proposal released earlier this month calls for a giant orbiting space telescope that may revolutionize astronomy.
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Here's our most recent offering from the Solar Winds universe this past Free Fiction Friday: it's the conclusion to our tale The Cloaked Promise, Chapter 7: 
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More intriguing exoplanet news from the past week, as researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, a possible super-Earth located in the habitable zone: 
NASA's Kepler space telescope team announces the discover of a super Earth orbiting its host star in the habitable zone.
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Sure, you've seen Europa and Titan... but how 'bout Himalia, or Triton? Here's our complete guide to every moon in the solar system in range of amateur astronomers, from easy to difficult. It's Moonspotting: A Guide to Observing the Moons of the Solar System on +Universe Today : 
Like splitting double stars, hunting for the faint lesser known moons of the solar system offers a supreme challenge for the visual observer. Sure, you’ve seen the Jovian moons do their dance, and ...
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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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