Astronomy-Watch.org is an informative site for the beginning and novice amateur astronomers and is intended for educational use. I will post interesting information about the world of planetary, stellar and space exploration. I will use tools available from the internet as well as applications that I have purchased for personal use to illustrate events happening in the night's sky.
I first started Astronomy-Watch in 1995 and used this site as a platform for space news, information and nightly blog of my viewing experiences. I started blogging about my nightly observations and uploaded original photos. I made my observations with an 8-inch Meade LX-90 EMC, and Cannon EOS 30D Digital SLR camera. My day job (as a Satellite Communications Engineer for the Boeing Company on the Sea Launch program) consumed all of my time as I traveled at sea for as many as 6 launches a year, I took a long break from my website. I'm back!
I first became interested in astronomy when I was about 9 years old. My father received a refractor telescope as a gift from my mother. My first memory is viewing the rings of Saturn. It was a mesmerizing sight. It's been some 45 years later and I can still see the multi-rings orbiting the brilliant disk. Then, there was Jupiter with its satellites rolling across the Gas Giant. I also recall to creators littering the moon. I was hooked!
My goal is to continue learning about space, and hopefully draw curiosity from others and share common interests. Please join me in my search for knowledge and grow experience in a voyage into the unknown.
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."