One night when I was 12 years old I turned my father's hunting binoculars towards the sky and saw mountains on the moon.
Ever since that night I have been hooked on Astronomy.
I started building telescopes in my early teens with whatever parts I could find. I wanted to see more. I was planning on becoming a professional astronomer when I was side-tracked by computer science. Not a bad thing really because now I can use my programming skills to promote my passion for Astronomy.
With the recent unmanned space missions to the limits of our solar system and the ability to sit-in on university lectures using nothing more than my smart-phone I have reignited my passion for observational Astronomy and hope to present that passion from these web pages.
Astronomy has the distinction as being the oldest science since all that was ever required to study it was to look up at the sky. Before 1609 all astronomical observations were made with the unaided eye and beautifully intricate mechanical measuring instruments.
Galileo changed all that when he pointed his telescope to the heavens and started a revolution.
Since then incremental improvements in technology have given us ever better images of our favorite astronomical objects from the planets nearest us to galaxies at the limits of the universe.
For me the appeal of Astronomy has always been the visuals so I thought it would be fun to capture imaging improvements made possible by technological advances in a visual discovery timeline that basically started in 1609.