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David Dickinson
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Lives in Tampa, Florida
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Came across a nifty video of Neptune and its moons crossing the field of view of NASA's Kepler Space Telescope during its extended K2 mission recently: 
NASA's exoplanet hunting space telescope Kepler catches sight on Neptune and its moons.
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Probably won't make this week's Space Hangout... but you can see us here on last week's taking oppositions, occultations and more: 
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That shot of Io was incredible!
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The webcast for the #AFSPC5 launch w/#OTV4 & #LightSail has just gone live: 
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Check out this amazing capture of Europa occulting Io as seen from the Large Binocular Telescope recently (our article for Sen): 
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Saturn reaches opposition for 2015 on May 22/23rd... here's some interesting simulations we made of the changing face of Saturn as seen from Earth and space: 
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Had a great time talking comets and more on last week's Space Hangout with +Universe Today & Astronomy on Tap: 
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A Legion of Superheroes Movie? An Aquaman solo flick? Here's 10 Superhero Movies that Fans Want to See made that are (for the most part) in various stages of discussion and development:  
Superhero films have been huge hits in Hollywood, sending studios scrambling to produce more. Here's a look at some characters fans would like to see.
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well, for me superhero movies, even if visual attractive ( Scarlett Johhansson in latex!) are usually boring...
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Remember Burnham's Celestial Handbook? (in the olden days, books were things made of paper that we read)... anyways, we recently had a chance to review the first two volumes of Annals of the Deep Sky by Jeff Kanipe and Dennis Webb for +Universe Today  which may well become a modern classic:
Any lover of the night sky knows the value of a good star atlas and an astronomical handbook to guide your exploration of the universe. And while it’s true that more information exists out there th...
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Miss our most recent Free Fiction Friday offering? Here's our latest from our Solar Winds universe with Scorpius Cell Chapter 4:
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"Space is (still) hard," as yesterday's exemplified by yesterday's launch of a Proton rocket with MexSat-1 shortly after launch. Here's 5 reasons why on www.listosaur.com:  
Two recent rocket launch disasters made headlines. Decades after we sent manned missions to the Moon, why are rockets still exploding on the launch pad?
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Mary Anning, Félix d’Herelle and more... here are 5 amateur scientists who made big contributions on www.listosaur.com: 
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Sure it's Monday... but it's never too late to enjoy our latest Free Fiction Friday offering with Solar Winds: Scorpius Cell Part 3: 

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Free-lance science writer, backyard astronomer, science fiction author
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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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