- The formerly known MISD Astronomical Studies Project Initiative has been placed on indefinite hold. My partner, Scott Christensen, no longer works for the Mansfield district. This does not necessary prevent us from working with MISD on future solutions; however, because the district cannot commit to any portions of the plan at this time, Scott and I will be privatizing our efforts. As more about our plans become known, I will let you know. Alternatively, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
- The CBBHO Observatory build was shut down in 2016 due to the death of Dr. Cruzen, my client. I will be selling the majority of Dr. Cruzen's astronomy assets on behalf of his widow, Carla. However, we will indeed be working with Carla to partner in building the observatory in another location in the memory of Dr. Cruzen (and his sons). We will retain all related astronomy gear to make this possible. Likely, it will serve as a home base for our private efforts as we seek to impact K-12 astronomy education (likely partnering with other entities like 3RF or potential local school districts). Please follow www.cbbho.com for future updates to this build.
- The Conley Observatory at 3RF (www.3rf.org) is in an extended beta stage as we troubleshoot some optical issues with the 12.5" RCOS RC, setup the second instrument pier, and troubleshoot some connectivity issues due to a probable lightning strike. We will likely extend this beta period even further as we convert to a ACP scripting model, which will allow for public, browser-based access.
I will update this blog page with more information as it is known, especially as we seek to privatize some of our efforts. Thanks for reading along!!!