See the Stars from New Berlin
August 23, 2014
The Milwaukee Astronomical Society has been offering its members special views of the stars since 1934. The MAS located on a hilltop in New Berlin, Wisconsin. The headline on their website gives a good summary: “Astronomy is our hobby! Dedicated to the fun of astronomy at all levels from beginner to expert, casual viewing to scientific research. We welcome everyone interested in astronomy.” This is all about a certain passion!
Passion is a familiar driver for Scott Jamieson. In career at Johnson Controls, he led the design teams programmable thermostats and gas ignition systems. Even before moving to Wisconsin, he was a regular at the Experimental Aircraft Associatiuon in Oshkosh, WI, progressing from ultra-lights to his own aircraft. Scott He does nothing half-way! Scott has been involved with the Milwaukee Astronomical Society for over 24 years. Today he is the President of the Society . . . and still building stuff. One major project has been to convert the drive mechanisms on the telescopes from gear-based to cable drive and outfit them with cameras to enable digital drive and imaging. He’s also chief tour guide at the site . . . whatever it takes . . . some things don’t change.
Scott will join us at Reunion 2014, one of our “Ambassadors of Lifelong Engagement” to share his story and experiences. To make things more interesting, he’ll bring along one of his telescopes . . . like the one in the picture . . . and, it’s fully operational on battery.
Don’t miss it, see you at Reunion 2014!