I am the Executive Officer of the American Astronomical Society. I started in this role in 2006 and am still enjoying the unique challenges of this position.
I've been working on a number of issues related to AAS business and have not had much time for research lately. I did give a recent collouquiuum talk at the Naval Research Laboratory on both water masers as studied through VLBI techniques and public policy issues connected to astronomy.
Taking my old Chris Craft out for a spin.
I am a big supporter of Surfrider.
I also support MIT's OpenCourseWare project.
My current employer, The American Astronomical Society
My current, FULL Resume (PDF).
My current ADS bibliographic entries.
You can order your very own bound copy from of my dissertation from dissertation.com
A Postscript version of my dissertation.
My Famous Friends
Pictures of my trip to the XIII Reunion Anual de Astronomia in Guanajuato, Mexico in 1999.
I wrote a description of a trip that Tamara and I took to Europe in 2000.
The Owens Valley Radio Observatory has a number of "ancient" concrete artifacts, perhaps some are archaeologically significant?
Some people know how famous I and some fellow VLA summer students became for a small, inconsequential prank we pulled way back in 1989. Here is a link to the article and the classified ad that sparked it all.
I am a huge fan of Grain Surfboards. These guys started up a company in response to a crisis in the surfboard industry, the demise of Clark Foam. For a full history see this article. By using traditional boat building methods and applying them to the creation of surfboards (and perhaps accessing 1950s era do-it-yourself surfboard plans) they have created a vibrant company making both custom boards and selling kits. I am constructing a 10' long board in my basement and loving it. Check them out and buy their products. They are all top notch!
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