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David Dickinson
Worked at USAF
Attended CCAF
Lives in Tampa, Florida
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This weekend: watch for multiple passes of the International Space Station every night worldwide, as we head into 'high beta angle season': It's our latest on An International Space Station Marathon 2016 on +SkyandTelescope -
The orbiting science laboratory begins a series of marathon passes this week that favor the northern hemisphere.
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Crossing Continents: On our latest plan to head south out of Europe and land on the north African coast. More to come!
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Apollo 10 remembered, a May Blue Moon, a NE Fireball and more... it's Life in the AstroBlogosphere for the week of May 18th, 2016:
A May Blue Moon, Apollo 10 remembered, a US NE fireball and more.
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Officials decided recently to push the joint ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars rover mission back to a 2020 launch date... here's our lowdown on the delay on +SkyandTelescope -
The European Space Agency is opting to send its first rover to the Red Planet two years later than originally planned.
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This Weekend: Saturday night's Full Moon is 'Blue' but in an old timey sense. Find out why on +Universe Today -
Why this weekend's Full Moon is considered 'blue'... but not in the usual sense.
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Here's the most amazing video we saw of last week's transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun... and we've seen lots! Courtesy of the Big Bear Solar Observatory:
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Phoenix Jones, Crimson Fist, The Watchman and more... it's 10 Real Life Superheroes in America on www.listosaur.com -
Hundreds of real-life superheroes patrol the streets of America, looking for criminals and doing charity work, too. Here are 10 of the better known RLSH.
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How do you do it? And more importantly, how many pairs of shoes do you pack? Here's our tips on keeping up a Running Regimen on the Road:
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Retro-post: Our October 15th, 2010 review of Starry Night Pro 6: Still one of our main go to programs, 6 years later.
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Retro-Post: October 8th, 2010: our look at a classic 1x finder: The Telrad. I install a mount for one of these on every scope I've had.
Sometimes the simplest devices are the most ingenious. The week, we take a look at the astronomer's secret weapon; the Telrad Finder. Anyone who has spent any amount of time with a telescope knows that accurate pointing is a true challenge. When you are sweeping the sky at even moderate ...
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Watch the tiny planet Mercury race across the broiling surface of the Sun during last week's transit, courtesy of +Universe Today and the Big Bear Solar Observatory:
The Big Bear Solar Observatory Captures a high-res image of this week's transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun.
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A Transit of Mercury, STS-125 Remembered, Cosmophobia and More: It's Life in the Astroblogosphere for the Week of May 12th, 2016:
A Transit of Mercury, STS-125 Remembered, Cosmophobia 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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