This page was last edited on 06/03/2007

This is just a no frills personal web page. My server gives me 30 megs so I'm using it. Its just about what I do. I opened this web site in 1996 and it's never been down more than an hour!

Astronomy and telescopes are something I've done all my life. My scope is a 20inch f5 Newtonian reflector that I built from scratch. I call it "The Bucket 'O' Photons". The views are breathtaking. The trailer is what I had to build to move the telescope.

My favorite hobby is building high power rockets (HPR). There some great pictures here. I am NAR and Tripoli L3 and the president of NEPRA (North East Pennsylvania Rocket Association) NAR section 614. 

The latest project is testing HPR components. I lurked on the RMR newsgroup for a long time and I got tired of the arguments like: This glue is stronger than that glue or this material is better than that. No body ever had any definitive proof. I always live by the motto:

"In god we trust, all others bring data"

So I stepped up and offered to test HPR components. With science.

Which brings me to: I do have a real job. I'm the Chief Metallurgist and Laboratory Director at General Dynamics - OTS, the operating contractor of the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant. I wrote a "layman's terms" FAQ about steel metallurgy. There is a link to it below. 

 

 

Featured Projects Miscellaneous Rocket Pages Other Pages
15 Foot Upscale USS Andromeda  Rocket Pictures  Metallurgy FAQ
AGM 163A "Coyote" HPR Strength of Materials Who The Hell Is The Drake
L3 Cert rocket : "L3 Armageddon" My Reviews on EMRR Scratch built Telescope
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