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Old 27-07-2011, 12:32 AM
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lone77star (Carl)
Alpha Centauri Bound

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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Philippines
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Howdy! I'm new to the forum, but not new to astronomy.

To introduce myself, I've been star gazing and wondering about what's out there since the mid-50's. I love space and star talk.

I've been a space artist even producing background art for a Hollywood short film (Quest, 1984, Saul Bass & Ray Bradbury). I have a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in computer information technology and my one claim to fame there is producing 3D astronomy software, "Stars in the NeighborHood." I had been wanting to visualize our neighborhood of stars for years, first producing interstellar distance tables on my TI-64 programmable calculator.

I've also published a novel on space travel, "Touch the Stars: Emergence" (Tor Books, 1983, co-authored by John Dalmas).

I love to discuss, planets (especially the possibility of Earth-like worlds), astrophysics, observational astronomy, and exobiology. I also like science fiction, especially the interstellar travel kind.
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