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Setre
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Loc: Nashville, TN
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: Justin Fuller]
      #5889587 - 05/28/13 07:27 PM

24, started last year.

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JMW
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Loc: Nevada
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: Setre]
      #5890561 - 05/29/13 11:34 AM

Currently 55 and counting. Started with a department store scope when my children and I (30s) were much younger. I got serious about it at 48. I am fortunate that my wife love to go on astronomy camping star parties. She actually understands how much the stuff costs.

We are thinking about buying a 2nd property in the next 3-5 years. We want something about 1 to 2 hours away and in a grey or black light pollution zone. It also needs to be near Sierra Nevada mountain hiking.


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BlackBirdCD
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Reged: 08/19/12

Loc: Pacific Northwest
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: Justin Fuller]
      #5890565 - 05/29/13 11:35 AM

45, just got back into it last summer. Received my first telescope at age 9, a wonderful gift from my grandmother.

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coopman
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Reged: 04/23/06

Loc: South Louisiana
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: BlackBirdCD]
      #5891366 - 05/29/13 09:17 PM

59, been observing off & on since I got a pair of Jason binos when I was about 12.

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Bill Boublitz
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Reged: 05/04/13

Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: Larry10]
      #5891633 - 05/30/13 12:29 AM

Larry must be a binary star specialist....

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youngamateur42
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Reged: 11/21/12

Loc: La Verne, CA
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: Justin Fuller]
      #5893163 - 05/30/13 08:21 PM

14 as of now!!!!!!!!!!!! PROUD

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GOLGO13
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Reged: 11/05/05

Loc: St. Louis area
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: Achernar]
      #5893891 - 05/31/13 09:50 AM

36 a few days ago.

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rocketsteve
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Reged: 04/17/11

Loc: Southeast Louisiana
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: GOLGO13]
      #5897196 - 06/02/13 01:47 AM

I'm turning 48 this summer.


When I was in high school, I spent a fair number of summer nights looking at the moon through a 60mm Meade refractor, fascinated by the view even though I only had the 2 garbage EPs that came with the telescope. I've been an Apollo Program junkie for as long as I can remember, but I didn't seriously take-up astronomy until I was 36...


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covey
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Reged: 07/02/11

Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: rocketsteve]
      #5897383 - 06/02/13 07:50 AM

78 and stopped counting.

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topsideup
journeyman


Reged: 01/20/07

Loc: Central Penna.
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: covey]
      #5899561 - 06/03/13 12:32 PM

I am 65 and have been into astronomy for 5 years.

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DJastronomer
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Reged: 05/20/13

Loc: Sweden
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: topsideup]
      #5902396 - 06/04/13 06:52 PM

20 and started in late 2004 at age of 12

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Dennis Kuefner
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Reged: 05/30/13

Loc: South Central Minnesota, USA
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5903939 - 06/05/13 01:33 PM

64 next week.

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pstarr
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Loc: NE Ohio
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: Dennis Kuefner]
      #5904589 - 06/05/13 07:29 PM

66 here.

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omahaastro
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Reged: 08/30/06

Loc: Omaha, NE
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: pstarr]
      #5910626 - 06/08/13 11:38 PM

Damn, this is an aging hobby isn't it? 47 here.

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Ben Therrell
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Reged: 10/09/12

Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: omahaastro]
      #5910719 - 06/09/13 01:00 AM

I'll be 70 in July. Been at it for 40 years.

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Paul Lennous
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Reged: 02/05/04

Loc: Austin, TX
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: Ben Therrell]
      #5912097 - 06/09/13 09:36 PM

48 and have been looking through a scope in one form or another since I was 11.

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Plasticos Jim
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Reged: 05/26/13

Loc: NE Wisconsin
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: Paul Lennous]
      #5912598 - 06/10/13 08:50 AM

46 years young recently - trying to see what's out there on/off again since I was 10 with a pair of binoculars from Sears.

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Starman1
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Reged: 06/24/03

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: Plasticos Jim]
      #5913771 - 06/10/13 06:51 PM

62.

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FordGalaxy
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Reged: 07/06/11

Loc: Virginia, USA
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: Starman1]
      #5914969 - 06/11/13 12:25 PM

36 here.
This poll is a good example of why outreach to kids is so critical.


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Chuck Hards
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Reged: 05/03/10

Loc: The Great Basin
Re: Age Poll of Astronomers new [Re: FordGalaxy]
      #5915266 - 06/11/13 03:24 PM

54. Started observing at age 9. Watched all three seasons of Star Trek TOS in prime-time, religiously. Yelled at my little sisters to "SHUT UP AND GET AWAY FROM THE TV!" when Armstrong was descending the LEM ladder and Cronkite was wiping tears.

I miss those days.


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