February 14, 2009
Don't know... have always been interested.
I've been fortunate to travel to a number of amazing star parties all over the country. And I've had opportunities to go to some of the professional observatories out west. Lowell Observatory's Anderson Mesa was pretty amazing, using telescopes at Kitt Peak, seeing the sun's glow at midnight at the North Dakota Star Party, seeing a bit further south from the Texas and Winter star parties, ...
Yes, I have a number of telescopes.
Yes, partial galleries at www.astro.umd.edu/~warnerem, www.midlandsastronomyclub.org/gallery/photographer.shtml#ElizabethO, and www.midlandsastronomyclub.org/gallery/photographer.shtml#EJW
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I've been an amateur astronomer for as long as I can remember. I started off in the Midlands Astronomy Club in SC. After moving to the DC area, I also became a member of NOVAC and NCA. I am currently the UMaryland Observatory Coordinator.