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#1 orion61

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:45 AM

Hi all, I am interested in seeing what the average or demographic of all of us are.
Myself for instance is 52.
How about you?
At the end of a few days take the total of all the ages and devide by how many individuals there are...
should be interesting!
thanks for participating.
Larry

#2 Sorny

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

I'll bite...

I'm 34 for a few more weeks.

#3 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

Larry

A similar informal poll was conducted a few years ago on both Cloudy Nights and Astromart. I will try to dig up the results.

Since then, I have gotten older so I that I qualify as a senior citizen by all possible measures, I am 65.

Jon

#4 StrangeDejavu

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

I'm 24, decided to start young. ;)

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

I turned 66 today.

#6 YetAnotherHobby

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:04 PM

51....thanks for the reminder ;)

#7 GlennLeDrew

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

50.

#8 Astrosetz

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

I'm currently 42. I'd note that I've been a member of the same local astronomy club since I was in 6th grade, however :)

#9 csa/montana

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

Jon, here's a poll you started:

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#10 The Planetman

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

I'm 46. This fall will mark my 34th year in astronomy!!

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:17 PM

I'm 19.

#12 leviathan

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

26 ;)

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

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#14 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Jon, here's a poll you started:

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Wow:

That was a doozy, 28 pages.

Something wrong with it though, according to that thread, I am 58... Don't I wish...

Jon

#15 JasonBurry

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

37

#16 peteryan

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

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#17 droid

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:32 PM

Im 56

#18 mich_al

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

61.7

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

48

#20 kenrenard

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:39 PM

42
My daughters started at 2 and 4. At 6 I think she is the youngest member of our local astronomy club.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

59 now, 60 in June. But some days it feels like I'm 90.

#22 leviathan

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:52 PM

Looks like author of neighbor topic is right about average age of amateur astronomers... :(

#23 Al Miller

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

56 in a few months.

#24 Saint Aardvark

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

41. Geez, how'd that happen?

#25 csa/montana

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:11 PM

Something wrong with it though, according to that thread, I am 58...



Older & wiser, Jon! :lol:






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