Science and the night sky
My journey from a childhood fascination to present
I was a curious child. The world around me was full of endless fascination. There were rocks, bugs, plants and mushrooms to be collected and identified. Birds and wildlife and sea creatures to watch from our summer beach house. And at the end of the day the stars came out.
By the time I was 12, I already had a Gilbert chemistry set and Radio Shack electronics labs as well as many assembled electronics kits. From Edmund Scientific I had a wealth of great stuff like optics kits, atomic cloud chamber, Van der Graaf generator, microscope accessories (we already had a lab grade microscope in the house) and then I got the bug to build a telescope……