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David Dickinson
Worked at USAF
Attended CCAF
Lives in Tampa, Florida
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CRS-9, Progress docks, Goats in Trees and more... it's Life in the Astroblogosphere for the Week of July 22nd, 2016:
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Onward to the Red Planet, as the Mars 2020 Rover Construction Moves Ahead - Our latest for +SkyandTelescope -
The Mars 2020 rover reached a third crucial milestone this past week on the path to the launch pad.
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Seen earlier today: goats climbing argan trees in Morocco, and the men who stare at them with smartphones:
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Cats in Zero-G, Russian space shuttles, German V-2 launches and more... it's 10 Rare and Unusual Videos of the Space Age on www.listosaur.com:
From Alan Shepard's historic flight to a rare look at Russia's space shuttle, here are 10 unusual videos showing a different side of space travel.
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Here's an update from the road, and our treatise on being prepared. It's Following the Known Unknowns: (and being prepared for the Unknown Unknowns):
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Looking for something new to do in #astrophotography? How about trying your hand at Moonstacking? Here's our latest how-to guide on +Universe Today - http://www.universetoday.com/129778/stacking-the-moon/
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Retro-Post: November 26th, 2010: Our 1st Annual Review of Astronomy Calendars:
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Free donkey parking... it's our recent trip through the Berber Market just outside of Essaouira, Morocco:
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Retro-Post: November 19th, 2010: Our review of How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form? by Abraham Loeb
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Collecting Pokemon Go creatures this summer? How about collecting all five naked eye planets in the dusk sky this month? Here's our latest guide on +Universe Today -
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Our recent vid shot at Skala du Port in Essaouira, Morocco. Formerly the Portuguese medieval city of Mogador, filming location for Astapor in Game of Thrones.
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Here's our look at the amazing Portuguese Cisterns in El Jadida, Morocco from earlier this week:
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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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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
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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Currently
Tampa, Florida