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David Dickinson
Worked at USAF
Attended CCAF
Lives in Tampa, Florida
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Retro-Post: November 5th, 2010: Our review of the classic science history movie Agora:
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Our recent walk around the old ruins of Chellah on the outskirts of Rabat in Morocco:
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Here's a recent look at the promenade in Rabat, Morocco with Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V:
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One of my personal faves to read and write. Retro-post: October 29th 2010: 50 Short Science Fiction Tales edited by Isaac Asimov and Groff Conklin:
No story format is better suited to good science fiction than that of the short story. This allows the writer to present us with a glimpse of a unique and fresh universe, complete with the “hook” or novel idea that the Twilight Zone's Rod Serling later made famous. A writer must build, ...
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Twisting our ankle whilst running in Morocco inspired our latest treatise on the perils of Traveling Sick and Barfing Up Abroad:
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The Goblin, Phalcon and more... it's 10 of the Ugliest Aircraft in Aviation History on www.listosaur.com:
From a plane nicknamed the ”Flying Pancake” to one that looks like a big cockroach, here’s our take on the 10 ugliest planes ever made.
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Here's our Periscope shot recently from the ruins of Chellah in Rabat, Morocco, archived for YouTube posterity:
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Introducing FRIPON: A New All-Sky Meteor Network on the quest for recovering fresh meteorites. Our latest post for Sky & Telescope -
The innovative FRIPON network will engage professionals and the public in the hunt for space rocks.
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Blue Origin, the Summer Solstice, Ugly Aircraft and More: It's Life in the Astroblogosphere for the Week of June 20th, 2016:
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Happy northward/June/Astronomical Summer/Winter/Lahiana Noon/Solstice today! Here's our complete guide on +Universe Today -
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Retro-Post: October 25th, 2010: Spotting O'Neill's Bridge. A unique lunar feature, and interesting trick of light on the Moon.
The region of “O'Neill's Bridge.” (Photo by Author). Sometimes the most interesting visual challenges are objects that never were. This type of “non-event” can give us pause, to wonder exactly what those skilled observers of yore might have seen… such a challenge comes to us this week in the ...
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An interesting book to read about such, and other lunar lore is "Epic Moon".
https://www.amazon.com/Epic-Moon-History-Exploration-Telescope/dp/0943396700
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A second gravitational wave detection by LIGO, Shenzhou-9 remembered, Pluto at opposition 2016 and more... it's Life in the Astroblogosphere for the week of June 16th, 2016:
A second LIGO detection, Shenzhou 9 remembered, Pluto at Opposition and more
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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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