July 23, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Main Yurt

Jerry Hubbell, Rappahannock Astronomy Club & Dir. of Electrical Engineering, Explore Scientific

Sunday, July 23 , 2017, 3:30 pm in the Yurt

Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) 


I will be discussing and showing images of the Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) during construction and operation. I will also be talking about how we operate the observatory remotely and what is involved in maintaining the observatory. The discussion will include a detailed look at the instrumentation and software installed in the observatory. I will talk about some of the science work we are doing and plan to do with the observatory. I will also be referring to my books and the support that Explore Scientific has provided to the observatory during the talk.


I am currently the Director of Electrical Engineering for Explore Scientific, LLC. I am the principle engineer heading the team on the development of the PMC-Eight mount control system. I am a retired Dominion Nuclear Instrumentation and Controls Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the Nuclear and Electric Utility business. I spent most of my career at North Anna Nuclear Power Station. I am the author of 2 books published by Springer Books: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data (2012), and Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Observatories from Home (2015) both from the Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series.