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  • 25 Oct 2012 9:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Name: Bob Hummel

    Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

    Reason for Joining AAS: I recently moved to a rural area and was so impressed by the stars at night that I decided to take up astronomy as a new hobby.  I joined AAS to learn from some experts how it's done.

    Area of Special Interest: Just visual for now, but interested in astrophotograpy down the road.

    Other Hobbies: antique radios, music

  • 03 Oct 2012 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Name: Cathy Brigham

    Hometown: Austin, via a small farm town in northeast Ohio

    Reason for Joining AAS: I have been a curious hobbyist all my life – making my father take me to the local planetarium, and spending many summer evenings watching stars. But I don’t know much formally about astronomy. I was a member of AAS a few years ago, and attempted to go to one meeting, but it was canceled or moved, and then I lost my nerve after that, convincing myself that I won’t know what people are talking about at the events. After a year in Chicago for work, where I was quickly a member at the Adler Planetarium, I am back in Austin and eager to keep learning, expand my horizons, and connect with something that has clearly been a part of me my whole life – even if it is just at the level of enthusiast.

    Other Hobbies: gardening, hiking, photography, reading, music and overall poking around

  • 01 Oct 2012 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Name: Craig & Carol Brinegar

    Hometown: Round Rock, Texas

    Reason for Joining AAS: Learn more about astronomy

    Area of Special Interest: Astrophotography, interested in combining a telescope with photography.

    Other Hobbies: Travel, Hiking and Photography.  We just returned from vacation at Hilton Head Island, SC.  Great trip.  First time there.

  • 16 Jun 2012 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Name: Elizabeth Hubenak McCrea

    Hometown: Austin, Texas

    Reason for Joining AAS: Always meant to since UT days

    Area of Special Interest: I love looking up at the sky.  I treat meteor showers as my religion and worship.

    Other Hobbies: politics, health care charities and work, DOGS, books, travel, more books, etc...

  • 14 Jun 2012 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Name: Abimale (Abe) Corral

    Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, Ca via Detroit, MI

    Reason for Joining AAS: My love of the stars, seeing them, sensing them, and thinking about them.

    Area of Special Interest: Cosmology, stellar evolution, multiverse theory

    Other Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, configuring computers, reading

  • 14 Jun 2012 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Name: Maurice Nelson

    Hometown: Sunrise, Florida

    Reason for Joining AAS: Was a member of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for 6 years.  I absolutely understand the value of a good astronomy club.  As a new resident of Austin, I didn't wait long to join!

    Area of Special Interest: DSO, computer aided observing (to share over web)

    Other Hobbies: Computer game developer by trade

  • 14 Jun 2012 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Name: Charles Blair

    Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL

    Reason for Joining AAS: Wanted to pursue astronomy as a hobby for many years

    Area of Special Interest: none yet, just basic observation and education

    Other Hobbies: Photography, travel

  • 14 Jun 2012 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Name: Ed Reynolds

    Hometown: Austin, Texas

    Reason for Joining AAS: Joined AAS because I am interested in staying in touch with what's good to look at each month and because AAS has a dark location for viewing at Canyon of the Eagles.

    Area of Special Interest: Dabbler in astronomy

    Other Hobbies: Golf

  • 14 Jun 2012 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Name: Beverly Tucker

    Hometown: Killeen, Texas 

    Reason for Joining AAS: To learn more about astronomy

    Area of Special Interest: Astrophotography

    Other Hobbies: Hiking, reading, dogs and traveling

  • 14 Jun 2012 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Name: Molly Freeman

    Hometown: Austin, Texas

    Reason for Joining AAS: Want to learn more about and participate more in one of my hobbies

    Area of Special Interest: Planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, life on another planet, all about space

    Other Hobbies: dancing, art, motorcycles, skeet shooting

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