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Silver Bear
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Loc: Brazos Valley in Texas
Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: GeneT]
      #5877201 - 05/22/13 12:04 AM

I somehow knew the comment was going to appear....

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jrbarnett
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: Phillip Creed]
      #5877225 - 05/22/13 12:29 AM

Ever use Autodesk Moldflow?

- Jim


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RussL
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: k9yr]
      #5877526 - 05/22/13 08:30 AM

For the last 28 years I've been a master craftsman, building and maintaining exhibits at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC. I'm also a semi-pro musician (was full-time for a few years way back).

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leviathan
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: roscoe]
      #5877538 - 05/22/13 08:37 AM

I work as IT Manager for many years now. And in fact this is (was) my first hobby (computers), astronomy is 2'nd. I graduated economic university.

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rtomw77
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: leviathan]
      #5877698 - 05/22/13 10:24 AM

I have been a pharmacist for over 40 years and have always worked in hospitals. I've been at the same place for over 25 years now.

Mowing lawns and odd jobs paid for my first scope, an Edmund 4.25" Palomar Jr. f/10 reflector, while I was in high school in 1966.

Tom


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Wade J
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: rtomw77]
      #5877718 - 05/22/13 10:39 AM

Another Pharmacist here. I have worked mostly in retail stores for the past 32 years. My work schedule is working the nice clear days (or the next mornng for clear nights) and when I have off days it is cloudy.

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nightofnit
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: Wade J]
      #5877866 - 05/22/13 11:54 AM

Tire forensic engineer

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csrlice12
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: k9yr]
      #5877956 - 05/22/13 12:46 PM

Up until about 3 months ago, I was on an audit team that audited Lockheed Martin where they designed the space shuttle and the New Consellation series of spacecraft. Got to see the new Constellation capsule about 4 month's ago. Interesting place to work....didn't have a lot to do with the hobby though as I was already interested before I got there. Now I audit universities....

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Jarrod
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5878573 - 05/22/13 05:05 PM

Research professor at a major university. The fact that I'm a curious person has drawn me to Astronomy, as well as to my profession. I'd say that is the only link between the two.

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germana1
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: Jarrod]
      #5878886 - 05/22/13 07:09 PM

Been in the import auto repair business for the last 40+ years self employed just recently started to fix domestic vehicles,and loving every minute of it. Three kids lots of animals loving wife,Life,s good.I think I have a scope addiction!
Pete


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Perigny270
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Reged: 10/23/11

Loc: Temiscaming, Quebec
Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: Jarrod]
      #5878919 - 05/22/13 07:35 PM

fascinating variety of jobs. Boy would it be fun to havestar party with this gang!
Me? Process engineer in a pulp mill that purifies cellulose from trees. Our products are the raw material for an unbelievable range of products all over the world: pharmaceutical and food grades, explosives, LCD screens, thickeners, clothing... My job is centred around chemical, water and heat recovery, as well as wastewater treatment. Of couse one of the attractions here is the clear dark sky. Blue zone where I live and 10 miles or so to gray and black. have been looking up as long as I can remember. Brought up surrounded with radios and airplanes. Now close to retirement...


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Tim Gilliland
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Loc: Sand Springs Okla.
Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? [Re: Perigny270]
      #5879003 - 05/22/13 08:17 PM

33 years in a oil field chemicals plant. Last three of it in an office. My Obs is named the Hardhat Observatory for a reason. Shift work for 30 years made Astronomy an easy hobby to pick up.

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haywool
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? [Re: Tim Gilliland]
      #5879015 - 05/22/13 08:28 PM

Farmer and musician ... no longer a flight instructor :-(

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EddWen
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? [Re: haywool]
      #5879024 - 05/22/13 08:33 PM

An Alaskan bush pilot masquerading as an Orange County CA Entrepreneur.

Retired from work.

Still flying.


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amicus sidera
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5879065 - 05/22/13 09:00 PM

I'm a rag picker out behind the supermarket, and live in a van down by the river.





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MarkShay
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5879308 - 05/22/13 11:30 PM

First 18 years managed a test department for the Harris corp. defense sector, then the cold war ended. Next 20 years managed a surgical practice. Retired due to health issues and am very happy with that.

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Mark Costello
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5879794 - 05/23/13 09:06 AM

Hi Mike. I'm a nuclear engineer and have worked as one for 37 years running. For the last 30 years I've worked for a untility supporting the operation of its "fleet" of nuclear power stations. Most of my work is for the Catawba Nuclear Station, but a good bit for McGuire and Oconee as well.

It's a blessing that it's a job that for the most part I like. The only connections to my asto-hobby are

1) There is a scientific bent to both.
2) Both involve analytic thinking.
3) There are a few colleagues and friends here who also are amateur astronomers and sometimes we talk telescopes and star gazing.


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cliff mygatt
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Loc: Kitsap County, WA
Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? [Re: Mark Costello]
      #5879832 - 05/23/13 09:31 AM

I am a retired Naval Officer after 30 years in the Naval Nuclear power program. I am now a nuclear submarine maintenance manager for a submarine squadron, it was nice to retire and still work my expertise. I have loved the night sky since I was a kid growing up with the moon landings in my living room.

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csrlice12
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? [Re: Mark Costello]
      #5879844 - 05/23/13 09:38 AM

Quote:

Hi Mike. I'm a nuclear engineer and have worked as one for 37 years running. For the last 30 years I've worked for a untility supporting the operation of its "fleet" of nuclear power stations. Most of my work is for the Catawba Nuclear Station, but a good bit for McGuire and Oconee as well.

It's a blessing that it's a job that for the most part I like. The only connections to my asto-hobby are

1) There is a scientific bent to both.
2) Both involve analytic thinking.
3) There are a few colleagues and friends here who also are amateur astronomers and sometimes we talk telescopes and star gazing.




Doesn't that "glow in the dark" thingy kind of mess up the astronomy thingy????


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Mark Costello
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? [Re: csrlice12]
      #5880227 - 05/23/13 01:22 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Hi Mike. I'm a nuclear engineer and have worked as one for 37 years running. For the last 30 years I've worked for a untility supporting the operation of its "fleet" of nuclear power stations. Most of my work is for the Catawba Nuclear Station, but a good bit for McGuire and Oconee as well.

It's a blessing that it's a job that for the most part I like. The only connections to my asto-hobby are

1) There is a scientific bent to both.
2) Both involve analytic thinking.
3) There are a few colleagues and friends here who also are amateur astronomers and sometimes we talk telescopes and star gazing.




Doesn't that "glow in the dark" thingy kind of mess up the astronomy thingy????





Naw, it actually makes for a good "dark light" to help see my sketchpad.


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