My name is Bob Moler, I am an amateur astronomer who’s been observing the heavens for over 60 years. I’m currently living near Traverse City Michigan. I have no special training, nor have ever taken an astronomy course for credit. However I’ve taught college level 101 astronomy courses. I’ve had astronomy related radio programs on Interlochen Public Radio since 1974, and have produced the current Ephemeris program since 1975.
This blog contains mainly, the transcripts of those radio programs, plus other posts.
Ephemeris Radio Schedule Monday – Friday
Ephemeris air times (ET)
6:19 a.m. – News stations
6:59 a.m.- Classical stations
The Stations of Interlochen Public Radio
WIAA 88.7 FM Interlochen
94.7 FM Traverse City
WIAB 88.5 FM Mackinaw City
WICV 100.9 FM East Jordan, Charlevoix
WICA 91.5, FM Traverse City
WLNM 89.7 FM Manistee
WHBP 90.1 FM Harbor Springs, Petoskey
I’m a founding member of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society, which was established in 1982, and am currently the society’s newsletter editor. We generally meet on the first Friday of the month at Northwestern Michigan College’s Joseph H. Rogers Observatory. All are welcome free of charge. The society’s website (www.gtastro.org) has information and our outreach schedule. We have at least seven monthly star parties at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (April to October) each year, plus 30+ events elsewhere in the region.
I’ve also become a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador as of January 2014. So I am available to talk to groups and schools about space and astronomical topics. Contact me via http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/profiles/Bob_Moler.htm or use the contact form below.
However opinions expressed on this blog are my own and not that of NASA or JPL.
Since the spring of 2015 I’ve been become a volunteer instructor for the Inland Seas Educational Association. I teach seamanship, water quality and plankton on the schooner Inland Seas (left) out of Suttons Bay generally in the fall and the schooner Manitou (right) out of Traverse City in the spring. The Manitou is owned by the Traverse Tall Ship Company.
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