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Carl Bowron

My interest in astronomy began way back in April 1957 with the arrival of the naked eye comet Arend-Roland in the northern skies.  Later that year Sputnik 1 was launched which further kindled my interest in astronomy and space.  During my later school years I constructed a 6 inch reflector using Fullerscope optics and became a member of the Junior Astronomical Society (JAS). 

Due to a busy career and family commitments practical astronomy was replaced with the armchair variety.  I did, however, become a member of the BAA in 1975. 

Finally retirement beckoned, which allowed me time to reconnect with my astronomical activities.  I began submitting solar observations in the form of whole disk drawings and sunspot counts to the Solar Section.  Now, though, my activities are completely devoted to digital imaging of the sun, moon and planets (I don’t have the patience to do long, deep space imaging!).  I recently joined the SPA some fifty years after being a member of the old JAS.

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