AAVSO Observer Code
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Full Name
David Jackson
Raynoldsburg, OHIO, US
Background/Interesting Fact
My interest in Astronomy is divided into two periods, separated by 40 years.

My first interest in Astronomy began back when I was in High School and included a "Chipped Lens" kit from Edmunds Scientific (ordered from a "Popular Mechanics") which led me to make a 4 1/4 inch reflecting telescope. Oddly enough I don't remember much about what I was observing except a Lunar and Solar Eclipse . This period ended sometime after I graduated from High School (1974).

My current interest in Astronomy began is spring of this year (2014). Beginning with a "Galileo Telescope" moved on to a pair of 10x50 binoculars, sold those to buy my Meade ETX 125. My current interests include: Sunspot counting (ALPO & ASSVO), Lunar observing , and maybe some variable star observing (naked eye and 10x50 binoculars).
CHOICE Courses Completed
Visual Observing Basics 2015-03-15