Once discovering the vastness and wonder of astronomy it quickly became a passion me. As the director of the Worthy "Hopservatory" I love sharing my enthusiasm and growing knowledge of astronomy with the public.
My interest in observing began with a small refractor. As a teen I ground a 10" mirror, but sold it to buy a car. I have owned LOTS of scopes searching for the "perfect" visual instrument. I look forward to sharing them with the group!