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Elizabeth W.

Event Organizer

University of Maryland Observatory Events Coordinator


Alexandria, VA

Member since:

February 14, 2009

How did you become interested in astronomy?

Don't know... have always been interested.

What is your favorite or most memorable place you have stargazed from?

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, ...

Do you use ever use optical equipment for stargazing?

Yes, I have a number of telescopes.

Have you taken any astrophotos, and if so, what equipment (35mm, DSLR, CCD camera)?

Yes, partial galleries at,, and

Do you use any astronomy software?

Starry Night Pro Plus 6


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.

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