Richard Brown is a longtime member of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas who shares a passion for Public Outreach and helping others learn the nighttime skies through star hopping, charts, software programs, Telrad, binoculars and finder scopes.
For almost 10 years he was the Astronomical League Observing Awards Coordinator for TAS. His mantra still used today is “observe 10 a month”. Many of the Observing Programs available can be completed in 12 to 18 months by observing 10 a month. He is a Master Observer through completion of over 10 Observing Programs through the Astronomical League.
In 2004 he was recognized at TSP with the Omega Centauri Award for his public outreach work. For a number of years he was the Astronomy Advisor to R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton. He assisted with StarWalk Programs at Copper Breaks State Park for several years and today is one of the lead volunteers at Comanche Springs Astronomy Complex in Foard County.
For over 10 years he has been the host of Star Parties in the Farmers Branch Historical Park in Farmers Branch. Each March they even have a camping under the stars event.
Richard will be an instructor for:
- Sky Maps, RA+Dec, How to find your object
- Using Sky Maps, RA+Dec, How to find your object (nighttime)