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David Dickinson
Worked at USAF
Attended CCAF
Lives in Tampa, Florida
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Got to look at a unique astrophysics "observatory" here in northern Minnesota at the Soudan Mine Underground Laboratory:  
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Nice DD in my near by. It is the "Iron Range" after laa.
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Let the wackiness begin... but would the real #Supermoon  of 2014 please stand up?
‘Tis the season once again, when rogue Full Moons nearing perigee seem roam the summer skies to the breathless exhortations of many an astronomical neophyte at will. We know… by now, you’d think that there’d be nothing new under the Sun (or in this case, the Moon) to write about the closest Full Moons of…
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Let's face it - most mortals can't see a 15% difference in area of a dot that's a half degree wide, much less retain an accurate memory till the next month to do a comparison.
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Working through our backlog of review books whilst on the road: Here's The Cosmic Cocktail by Katherine Freese:
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Yerkes, Kenosha and more on Week 6 As we journey into the Wilds of Wisconsin:

http://astroguyz.com/2014/07/03/week-6-into-the-wilds-of-wisconsin/
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Where will you be in 2017? Small Towns in Kentucky Prepare for a Big Eclipse:

http://o.canada.com/technology/space/small-towns-in-kentucky-prepare-for-a-big-eclipse
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I so want to be there for that. 
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1 more year... our guide to finding Pluto this coming July near opposition as New Horizons homes in on its goal:
Are you ready for 2015? On July 14th, 2015 — just a little over a year from now — NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft with perform its historic flyby of Pluto and its retinue of moons. Flying just 10,000 kilometres from the surface of Pluto — just 2.5% the distance from Earth to the Moon on…
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Just so you don't fear the #Supermoon  1 of 3 this weekend for 2014... it's 5 Fears and Myths About the Full Moon on www.listosaur.com:   
The full Moon has inspired wonder in man since the dawn of time. Here are 5 reasons you have nothing to worry about next full Moon.
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Week 7 on the Road: Its Parks, Planetariums and More as we adventure through the wilds of Wisconsin: 
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A look at the Kovak Planetarium in motion, the world's largest mechanized dome planetarium in the world, built in a guy's backyard in Monico, Wisconsin!: 
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We've got a great set of planetary conjunctions/occultations on tap for this weekend, as the Moon meets Mars, Saturn and more:

Note: for some bizarre reason, my hotel net connection won't upload pics to G+(!) 

http://www.universetoday.com/112901/a-spectacular-set-of-conjuctions-on-tap-for-the-moon-mars-and-saturn-this-weekend/
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Bunker busters, Davy Crockett and more... its 5 Strange But True Nuclear Weapons from www.listosaur.com:
The Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union inspired the development of some odd nuclear weapons that seem unthinkable to modern sensibilities.
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Astroguyz mobile HQ has been deployed here in the Wisconsin Dells at KOA for the past few days... here's a quick tour:
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Looking good!
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Have him in circles
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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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