| Senior Editor Radio Astronomy, Nov 2006-
| Board of Directors (2004-2008, 2009-2011)
|Heavens-Above Satellite Tracking
|International Space Station
|Astronomy Merit Badge Counselor
|Great Smoky Mountain & Cherokee Area Councils
Counselor for the following merit badges: Astronomy, Aviation, Chemistry, Electricity, Electronics, Energy, Engineering,
Geology, Nuclear Science, Space Exploration, and Weather
|I will serve as a Solar System Ambassador for the Great State of TN beginning Jan 2008
* March 2009 Elected Vice President and Program Director for Orion, Inc, an Oakridge, TN Science
and Astronomy club.
* February 2009 The sobering poem, Nightshade, appears in the February issue of Liquid Imagination,
an urban fantasy/horror ezine. It deals with the consequence of a gamma ray burst (GRB) directed at us.
* August 2008 Astronomy shows up in many different ways. Here is a bit of speculative fiction (science fiction and horror)
published in the debut issue of Sonar4
ezine, which features my poetical work. The Deluge
are arguably astronomy related, but I
hope you enjoy all five submissions.)
* January 2008 My Christian ministry website is finally debuted. PoeticWord Ministries, formed in August 2005, is a poetry-based Christian outreach. Astronomy-related metaphors are prevalent
in my poetic works.
* November 2006 A little international notoriety: Poetic compositions appear in Guy Ottewell's Astronomical
Calendar (2007, page 27, Lunatic Shadow, first appearing in the Thrift Poetic Arts Journal) and in John Dobson's
90th Birthday Commemorative Book (the poem is Dobsonian Reflection).
* September 9, 2006 A moving poetic expression from a friend stimulated a piece of research on the occurrence of a full
moon during a winter solstice. Read about this uncommon confluence, which will occur on December 21, 2010, and an unexpected
winter solstice full moon 1893-2124 AD
*August 28, 2006 Click below to download a piece of experimental poetry illustrating the Butterfly Effect.
*August 10, 2006 BAS to host RNC, a local interactive poetry group, in an unusual astronomy meeting
at McCallie School on 500 Dodds Ave (NOT at the Observatory).
*August 2006 Barnard Star, the BAS Newsletter, will feature my article, "Astronomy Outreach Through Poetry." It
is a discussion on the history of some Chattanooga treats, as well as commentary on the poetry and astronomy in the poem,
"Moon Pies, RC Colas, and Licorice Skies" (click on BAS logo on this page and go to Newletters).
*SARA Conference June 18-21, 2006, NRAO, Green Bank, WV: My talk is "Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections Impact
on Astrophysical Plasmas"
Below is my article appearing in the July/August 2006 issue of the SARA Journal:
SARA 2006 Conference- An Anecdotal Debriefing
*Astropoetica, a quality online lterary ezine, publishes two of my poems: "The Final Fling" (Summer 2006) and "Pearls in Galactic Oysters"
*My 40-page article, "A Propensity for Genius: That Something Special About Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974)"
appears in the February 2006 issue of the Swiss American Historical Society Review journal. A biographical account of the
famous astrophysicist is presented with an unusual literary fusion of science, history, philosophy, and poetry. It will feature
two poetic compositions appropriate to the theme of Zwicky's work: "Through the Keyhole" and "Magic of Cepheid." Together
with Walter Baade, Zwicky predicted that the violent death of massive stars he calls a supernova, might result in a neutron
star and that this is the source of most of our non-solar cosmic radiation.
*Stellarium is an open source desktop planetarium for Linux/Unix, Windows and MacOSX. It renders the skies in realtime using
OpenGL, which means the skies will look exactly like what you see with your eyes, binoculars, or a small telescope. Free,
attractive, and very powerful (courtesy to Jim Brown, fellow SARA director for bringing this to our attention Aug 2005).