8 inch super C8 (same scope since 1985)
AAS: Are you a seasoned amateur astronomer or just getting into the hobby?
JC: Was a member way back in 1985. Have been observing off and on since.
AAS: What was your first experience that attracted you to astronomy?
JC: Solar eclipse in 1985. Photographed it using a cheap reflector, then returned it to get my super C8
AAS: Tell us a little about your family members; spouse? kids? siblings? significant other?
JC: Robin, my wife and two children 6 and 8. I have recently unpacked the C8 due to the interest of Kelly my 8 y.o
AAS: Can you tell us a little about your formal education?
JC: BS Biology Columbus College/ M.D. Medical College of Georgia/ Internal medicine Univ. Ala. B'ham
AAS: Do you have any pets? What kind?; How Many?
JC: Cat named Lacey
AAS: Where do you work? If you're retired, what was your occupation?; If you're still in school, have you chosen a career?
JC: Emergency Room Doctors Hosp. Col. Ga.
AAS: Besides astronomy, what other hobbies do you enjoy?
JC: Avid Private pilot. Love to fly local over the Auburn area.
AAS: What was your first or favorite car?
JC: I just bought my wife a 68 Vet. My first car was a 72 Vega at 15 yo. My favorite was a 79 Black Trans Am.
AAS: What was your first or most interesting job?
JC: I loved working at the Piggly Wiggly bagging grocery's. Started at 15yo. ( lied about my age.)
AAS: Tell us about your favorite vacation.
March of 1985, Two other college friends and myself took an RV to Miami
AAS: Have you ever lived in some other part of the U.S. or another country? Where?; When?
JC: Local areas / Athens Ga/ Augusta Ga/ B'ham Ala./ Dothan Ala.
I hope to get
my daughter Kelly interested in Astronomy as much as I am. She is very
smart for her age and she has already stumped me with a few facts about
the planets. I would like to take her to a few star parties and hope
she would want to continue. I was a member of the society back in
1985. Maybe I will be able to recognize some of the early members. Going
through the members section I do remember Russell W.