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oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost

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Sample interview questions

  1. Please introduce yourself to the readers.
  2. When and how did your interest in astronomy in general, and deep sky observing specifically, start?
  3. Do you have a favourite type of deep sky object, like star clusters or galaxies or such?
  4. Can you describe an observing experience that really thrilled you?
  5. How did you learn to observe?
  6. Are you a gadget lover?
  7. What observing equipment do you regularly use?
  8. Do you have a favourite piece of observing equipment?
  9. What kind of star charts do you use?
  10. Do you prefer to observe alone or in a group?
  11. Are you a member of any deep sky organization?
  12. How do you prepare for a night's observing?
  13. How long do your observing sessions last?
  14. Do you have to travel to your observing site?
  15. Any tips on staying awake, or good sleeping habits?
  16. What advice would you give to someone who's thinking of taking up deep sky?
  17. What other questions do you think one should ask in an interview like this?

Once you've written up a bio of yourself, e-mail it to us and we'll add it here.

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