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David Dickinson
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Attended CCAF
Lives in Tampa, Florida
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On our latest obsession... it's Adventures With Air BnB will tales, tips and our take on the online hosting service:
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Retro-post: September 24th, 2010: Guest Book Review - Silver Skull, Swords of Albion by Mark Chadbourn out from Pyr Books:
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Well, looks like a shiny new X-Ray observatory is officially headed in to that good night... it's our latest for +SkyandTelescope on Recovery Efforts End for the #Hitomi  X-Ray Satellite: 
The Japanese space agency JAXA has released a timeline covering the Hitomi space observatory's failure last month. Salvage efforts continue but recovery appears unlikely.
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Wonder what we're up to? So do we, sometimes. Here's Where We're At: Updates from the Road:
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The Hubble Deep Field, the first X-ray pic and more... It's 10 Images That Rocked the Science World on www.listosaur.com:
From the first X-ray to the first photos of Earth as seen from space, here are some iconic images that amazed the scientific community and public as well.
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We missed out on last night's Weekly Space Hangout... but hey, here's our WSH pre-show Periscope from April 15th, archived for posterity on YouTube; 
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An Old Glass Plate Hints at a Potential New Exoplanet Discovery - Our latest for +Universe Today on a modern astrophysics find on a century old glass plate:
How astronomers found an potentially new and exciting exoplanetary system lurking on a glass plate stored away for nearly a century.
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This month: Mars reaches opposition for 2016. Here's our complete guide to observing all things Martian on +Universe Today - 
The time to observe Mars is now, as the Red Planet heads towards a favorable opposition in May 2016. Here's our complete guide to all things Martian, including observing, imaging and more.
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Beagle 2 in focus, remembering China's first launch, a new find on an old glass plate and more... it's Life in the AstroBlogosphere for the Week of April 27th, 2016:
Beagle 2 in focus, remembering China's first launch, a new find on an old glass plate and more.
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Retro post: September 17th, 2010: Seeing and Believing by Richard Panek. A fascinating history of the telescope. 
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A medieval sundog painting remembered, BEAM arrives at the ISS, a mission to Alpha Centauri and more... it's Life in the Astro-Blogosphere for the week of April 21st, 2016: 
Medieval sundogs remembered, BEAM arrives, a mission to Alpha Centauri and more.
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Probably won't be making the Weekly Space hangout tonite... hey, here's my most recent appearance from last week, talking about the upcoming transit of Mercury:
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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
Story
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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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