Author Archives: Ken Hudson

Not on Twitter? You’re missing out.

I believe that many readers of this blog are amateur astronomers. I also believe, based on my own subjective experience, that a very small number of amateur astronomers are active on Twitter. When I ask friends and colleagues why they … Continue reading

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Here I am on a Mountain Top. Now What?

Those of you with keen eyes will notice that its been quite awhile since I last published a blog post. I’m sorry about that. 2012 is a blur. We sold our house in San Diego, California and moved to a … Continue reading

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Welcome! Again.

This is the first post for the blog-only version of Share Astronomy.  Welcome! It took me longer than planned to convert the original version of Share Astronomy to this blog-only version but the work is done and I can now … Continue reading

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Changes to Share Astronomy

This will be the 60th blog post that I've written for Share Astronomy. I really enjoyed writing the first 59. Unfortunately, this one won't be fun. This is the blog post I never wanted to write. I am sorry to … Continue reading

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JPL Tweetup 2011

Yesterday I had an amazing experience – I attended a tweetup at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. (A tweetup is a meeting of Twitter users.) The tweetup was organized by JPL and limited to a certain number … Continue reading

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SAS Symposium 2011

I spent most of last week in Big Bear Lake, California at the Society of Astronomical Sciences 30th Annual Symposium on Telescope Science. I had a great time and I learned a lot. Despite it's name, the symposium had relatively … Continue reading

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Tom Field – RSpec and Real-Time Spectroscopy

Amateur astronomers frequently spend the majority of their time focused on one of three activities: visual observing, imaging or science. The scientists often specialize in photometry or spectroscopy. At NEAF 2011, I finally got to meet two very influential and … Continue reading

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