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Posts Made By: Dawn Grove

November 27, 2008 03:57 PM Forum: ASTRONOMY

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted By Dawn Grove

Just wanted to share a bit of holiday cheer!


December 1, 2008 11:08 PM Forum: Pictures of Me and My Telescope and........

Running around screaming like a madwoman!

Posted By Dawn Grove

I AM SO PSYCHED! A very nice gentleman heard that I was saving up money to get a mirror to build my next scope and he donated not only an 8" mirror but all theholiday fixin's for it. I just got it today and I am so happy!

The only fly in my butter is that my 8 y.o. daughter is eyeing it with greed. (I have been letting her drive my 4.25 dob and she is hooked!) I told her she could help me with it. (Gotta start them ATMing young so that when I am too old to grind she can do it for me! Muwhahahaaa!)

So, here is the first picture of the 'scope embryo.


December 7, 2008 06:34 PM Forum: ASTRONOMY

First Full Color Astronerds!

Posted By Dawn Grove

Well gang,

I went and did it. I nearly fried my brains but I did a full-color Astronerds comic for Christmas. Whew!

Let me know what you guys think!

P.S. These comics are free to use in your astronomy club's newsletter or on the website! (must be a non-profit to use the comics)

December 24, 2008 08:40 PM Forum: Telescope Making

It has begun!!!

Posted By Dawn Grove

I got my donated mirrors and began the process. I started a blog with lots of pics for the process at:


December 25, 2008 01:59 AM Forum: ASTRONOMY

NORAD tonight!

Posted By Dawn Grove

Remember that if you have little ones in the house that you can track Santa via NORAD!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!


December 26, 2008 11:49 PM Forum: My group wants a donation or deal for our cause

Junk ATM Glass

Posted By Dawn Grove

WE WANT YOUR JUNK GLASS! Pretty please??

Our club is trying to get the local ATMing community re-energized and we have a cool project for IYA. We are going to go out and try to have at least 1,000 different people grind on a mirror within a year. (December 20, 2008 to Dec 20, 2009) We are creating an online photo-mural of each person to document our efforts.

I have started with Nyx (my current 8" mirror project) and I have had several people take a turn on her but once I get past 80 grit I am reluctant to let her be used for public outreach again until she has a silver coat and a nice hard body.

If you have any junk glass that is seriously chipped or flawed (or not) that we could use as outreach glass we would be very grateful. If it isn't too heavy I can offer to pay for the shipping or if you are near I can probably send a member to come get it.

Even the smallest, chippiest, most humble bit of glass can find new life and purpose inspiring hundreds of folks who may have never touched a piece of glass. You will get great astro-karma and a big thank you on our website for the donation!

Thank you!


December 28, 2008 07:58 PM Forum: ASTRONOMY

Galileo AstroNerd comic for the New Year

Posted By Dawn Grove

Okay gang,

What do you think? SHould I do a color version too?


January 26, 2009 02:18 AM Forum: Telescope Making

My latest ATM project

Posted By Dawn Grove

Hi gang,

I have a blog about my latest ATM project, an 8" Pyrex mirror I have named "Nyx".


March 24, 2009 05:01 PM Forum: Pictures of Me and My Telescope and........

Re: Scope pics over the years

Posted By Dawn Grove

Egads, I think I just shriveled into a little pathetic ball of envy... Back to grinding on my little 8" mirror.....


March 31, 2009 11:43 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Why I Like Hanging Out With Astronomers

Posted By Dawn Grove

I just saw a quote today that I uploaded to our club's website right above our encouragement for folks to volunteer.

"Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time." -Elbert Hubbard

I think that's why I like hanging out with astronomers, their mental attitude and the way they spend their time. 8)