Spreading the Love of Science
astro- [ˈastrō/]; prefix: astro-,
relating to the stars, celestial objects, or outer space.
Origin: from Greek astron ‘star.’
noun: germ; plural noun: germs
an initial stage from which something may develop.
"the germ of a brilliant idea"
Origin: from Latin germen 'seed, sprout.'
I am passionate about the night sky and how it connects us. The kids I meet on school visits inspire me. I hope to be a positive influence on people I meet and readers. I love science (astronomy, physics, geology, etc.) in everyday encounters. I endeavor to share observations from my travels around the world chasing eclipses. My night job is being the dark sky coordinator at Cedar Breaks National Monument. On other nights, I work as the head astronomy guide at Stargazing Zion. I am currently enrolled in the Master of Science (Astronomy) program at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University, Australia. I am a member of the American Astronomical Society, the St George Astronomy Group, the Amateur Astronomers Association New York, the Astronomische Gesellschaft, and the American Association of Variable Star Observers.
All views are my own. Image credit: Kramer Ditty
AAA Eyepiece February 2018 - Solar Eclipse Scouting in Chile
AAA Eyepiece May 2018 - The Just Wait Space Telescope
AAA Eyepiece July 2018 - The Kessel Run and the Parsec
AAA Eyepiece October 2018 - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
AAA Eyepiece July 2019 - Eclipse Report from Bella Vista
AAA Podcast February 2021 - Follow your Bliss
The Big Ponder Podcast September 2021
AAA Eyepiece March 2022 - To the End of the World and Back