Clif Ashcraft

My Birthday: November 1, 1938
Hometown: Cincinnati,, Ohio
Current Home: Central NJ

 

About me:

I'm a retired chemist (organic and polymer synthesis), PhD (Berkeley), BS (University of Cincinnati), widowed, four kids, one dog.

 

Hobbies:

I enjoy singing, computer music, building telescopes, taking planetary images with a webcam, double star observation and hanging out with my observatory guard dog, Boomer.

I am a member of Philomusica (tenor) and Amateur Astronomers, Inc. (research committee)


Favorite quotes:
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.

        It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
-- Mark Twain

My astronomy club, AAI, meets here on the campus of Union College:

Philomusica Chorus

Way too much fun...
Way too much fun...

Noah my best friend...

Clif and Noah by 12.5" in old tube
Clif and Noah by 12.5" in old tube
       Boomer, my new best friend.  Boomer is a 7 year old German Shepherd Dog who found me at the SPCA.  He is taking over Noah's duties as night assistant and bear detector.
Boomer, my new best friend. Boomer is a 7 year old German Shepherd Dog who found me at the SPCA. He is taking over Noah's duties as night assistant and bear detector.
Looking through the telescope
Looking through the telescope
Saturn July 17, 2013
Saturn July 17, 2013
The CPC-1100EdgeHD
The CPC-1100EdgeHD

The C14 retired from           Jenny Jump

Jupiter, September 11, 2013
Jupiter, September 11, 2013
7.25" Schupmann Medial
7.25" Schupmann Medial
Jupiter September 9, 2013
Jupiter September 9, 2013
12.5" Newtonian
12.5" Newtonian
Mars August 18, 2003
Mars August 18, 2003
Venus March 11, 2012
Venus March 11, 2012
Mercury July 30, 2013
Mercury July 30, 2013
The Sun August 14, 2010
The Sun August 14, 2010
The Moon May 17, 2005
The Moon May 17, 2005
Lunar Terminator Strip 3/12/11
Lunar Terminator Strip 3/12/11