My New 12.5" Telescope

Michael Hotka
Amateur Astronomer
Deep Sky Marine
NPS Dark Sky Ranger
JPL Solar System Ambassador
Broomfield, Colorado USA

♥ Barbara, My Best Friend ♥

WWII
Honoree
New
Telescope
Astronomy
Biography
Astronomical
Accomplishments
Walk Down
Memory Lane
Equipment
My Astro
Buddies
Observing
Lists
Observing
Logbook
How I Do
What I Do
Awards
Page
First Astronomical
League Certificate
My Useful
Astro Links
My
Software Patent
Resume
Our Holiday
Lights
2011 Okie-Tex
Star Party
Other Great
Astro Links
Retirement
Opportunities
Publications
OzSky 2016
My Sky Diving
Adventure
ALCON 2017
 
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Current Lunar Phase

CURRENT MOON

Monthly Lunar Phase Calendar

My Birthdate Lunar Phase

Tuesday, May 25, 1954 - Noon

A recent fortune from a cookie
that encapsulates our hobby in one sentence:
"You discover treasures where others see nothing unusual."

Quotes I Like
"If you touch a rock, you touch the past.
If you touch a flower, you touch the present.
If you touch a mind, you touch the future." ~ Unknown

"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of,
who do the things no one can imagine."
~The Imitation Game

"Those who can, Do.
Those who can do more, Volunteer!" ~Unknown

"We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give." ~Winston Churchill

My First Official
Astronomical League
Observation:
M57 on July 12, 1986

Brief Introduction to Myself

Comments About My Public Outreach:

"I wish that I could express to you how much FUN our
students had!!! They loved the presentation and the viewing!
I thought that your flow of information was awesome-
you gauged students´ knowledge incredibly well and was able to
expand on what they already knew without having much background
information on their class. Student´s loved your enthusiasm and
knowledge base.Thank you so much for volunteering your time.
What a wonderful opportunity for our students and community!
We greatly appreciated and enjoyed our visit!" -- Maya Wyllie
Rocky Mountain High School Science

"I would just like to say what a great job Mike does with my groups.
I am the astronomy teacher at Loveland High and he is such a pleasure
to work with. The kids really feed off his love of the sky and his
enthusiasm. Way to go Mike!!" -- Ben Brown

Neptune Returns Talk
January 26, 2012
Lookout Mountain Nature Center
"Thank you very much! We enjoyed this event very much,
and learned a lot. We hope you'll hold more presentations like this.
It was just the right size, length of time, time of day, etc.
And the speaker was great. Thanks again." --Pat Dickson

"I spoke with you last Thursday at the Return of Neptune
presentation, which was very interesting and I have to say -
you did very well putting the information in a format
that most people could understand." -- Teagan Glenn


Last Updated: September 24, 2017