Welcome to AstroDad's Stellar Adventures


This is the Meade LX200 16" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope I fixed up
Personal Mission Statement:
To continuously elevate the human condition by increasing our
sense of place in the Universe through the use of technology
and human interaction
In Memoriam: Our beautiful son, Christian (14) was killed in a collision with a car while riding his skateboard on Nov. 8th 2006. We love you and will miss you forever son. Click here for a lovely tribute by the Texas Astronomical Society.
Enjoy and Grow Through my Astronomical Outreach  Activities
Yes  I Lecture About Astronomy on Cruise Ships
Enjoy my Column:
Our Universe Today
Check out Astro Camps/Outreach
Adventures at the US Naval Observatory
Doing JPL Solar System Ambassador Stuff at the Smithsonian NASM
Read All About the Soldier Astronomer Story
See  how cool it was to be an Observatory Steward and build stuff
Check out one of the coolest places on the planet....See the Dark Ridge!
Visit The Edge (of reality)
Only if you are brave
Please feel free to visit my "Teaching Page"
My Smithsonian Astronomy Exhibit
Enjoy my astrophotography. Click on each thumbnail  below to  enter the realm described in the heading to see  images I have taken.
Blog pics
Visit my OshKosh 2010 Page to see  another great Adventure
Globular Clusters
QSI Galaxies
Galaxy Groups
QSI583 Pics
Images from QSI 583 - New
Showcase Image:
The Eye of God - from my observatory in OK and at home in TX
Read About My Observatory in this Cover Story in Astronomy Technology Today
NASA Astrophysical Data System ADS Entry on my 2009 American Geophysical Union Paper
The new "face" of JPL's  Education Experience
Visit the Galaxy Page to see Deep Fields and EXTREME Astrophotography
Must-See Column on Mars Science Lab's Amazing Mission
My NASA Biography
CBS 11 Dallas  Interview on the Eve of  Mars Science Lab EDL
Favorite Showcase Image:
The Leo Trio of Galaxies - from my observatory in OK
Hanging out in Vail with my dear friend, Albert
Welcome to My Personal Observatory - the POD
My Astronomical CV
Canon 60Da DSLR Images