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David Dickinson
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Attended CCAF
Lives in Tampa, Florida
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Astronomy Video of the Week: Entering other Space. On a hilarious new #scifi series up for streaming on Yahoo TV. Think of The Office meets Hitchhiker's Guide!
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Pluto reaches opposition tomorrow... and here's how to find and see the +14th magnitude world for yourself ahead of New Horizons' historic July 14th encounter:   
Are you ready for July? The big ticket space event of the year is coming right up, as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is set to make its historic flyby targeting a pass 12,500 kilometres (7,750 mile...
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New Horizons Set to Buzz the Pluto System: July is "all Pluto, all the time," as we get ready for a historic encounter with Pluto and its moons:
Pluto and Charon… in color! (Credit: NASA/JPL). (Editor's Note: This week's event was hatched as part of our “legacy post project” in October 2009, entitled “12 Very Special Events for the 21st Century.” They're a time capsule of sorts, meant to carry on the Astroguyz legacy!) ...
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Here's our latest free fiction offering from our Solar Winds saga-
The Cloaked Promise Chapter 3: 
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00JH2909O
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To flare or not to flare? Are we about to leave the 'Age of the Iridium Flares?' Iridium NEXT Set to Begin Deployment This Year: 
The skies, they are uh changin’…  I remember reading in Astronomy magazine waaaay back in the late 1990s (in those days, news was disseminated in actual paper magazines) about a hot new constellati...
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The high-flying SOFIA infrared observatory is down under this week, and will observe a stellar occultation by Pluto on June 29 ahead of New Horizons' historic July 14 encounter. Our latest for Sen:  
The SOFIA observatory will observe a stellar occultation by Pluto on June 29 ahead of the New Horizons flby.
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Catching Earth at Aphelion: we're farthest from our host star today, and here's how to see the difference in while observing the Sun over the span of a year on +Universe Today -
Do you feel a little… distant today? The day after the 4th of July weekend brings with it the promise of barbecue leftovers and discount fireworks. It also sees our fair planet at aphelion, or its ...
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Charting the hard road to the birth of a mature modern field of science: Its 5 Milestones in the Rise of Modern Psychiatry on www.listosaur.com: 
Psychiatry was once the province of quacks promoting bizarre treatments for mental illness. Here's a look at how the field became a respected science.
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Our new and improved Amazon author page... now with intro video. Getting quite a few original scifi stories up there, with more to come! 
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June 30th is a second longer this year, as we add a leap second to the end of the day... but here's what everyone gets wrong about why... and could the 2015 leap second be the last?
The month of June 2015 is just a tad longer than usual… but not for the reason you’ve been told. Chances are, you’ll soon be hearing that we’re tacking on an extra second to the very end of June 30...
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Rockets! Watch the launch of #CRS7  from the Cape this morning starting at 9:00 AM EDT/13:00 UT, launch is set for 10:21 AM EDT/14:21 UT.
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Hooray, Free Fiction Friday... and hot off the press, here's Chapter 2 of our second tale in the Solar Winds saga, The Cloaked Promise:
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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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