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  • Title: Welcome
    Descriptive info: .. Check out the NEW Adirondack Astronomy Retreat Website.. Academic Achievements.. About David.. David s Comet Hunting Achievements.. Lectures.. Wendee s Achievements.. Photo Album.. Fun Facts.. Links.. Clear Sky Clocks.. Levy List of Objects.. RASC-ASP Remote Observing.. Watch.. '.. David Levy's Universe' monthly on KUAT TV.. C.. heck out David and Wendee's.. Project Skywatcher website.. David is a Talk Show Host!.. Visit..  ...   David and Wendee Levy.. Comets are like cats; they have tails, and they do precisely what they want.. -David H.. Levy.. Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, January 1994, Hubble Space Telescope.. The Jarnac Observatory from the sky! - Photo courtesy of Air Photo Inc.. Web hosting provided by ScienceData --.. ScienceData.. net.. Be sure to check out.. letstalkstars.. jarnac.. org | All Rights Reserved [2004]..

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  • Title: Academic Achievements
    Descriptive info: Home.. |.. Contact David.. Adirondack Astronomy Retreat.. Check out David and Wendee's.. David's Academic Achievements.. David graduated B.. A.. (English) from.. Acadia University.. in 1972 and M.. Queen's University.. in 1979.. David has been awarded five honorary doctorate degrees, one each from.. (1994),.. (1995),.. McGill University.. (2003),.. University of Tampa.. (2004), and.. State University of New York, Plattsburgh (2005).. On June 6, 2010, David was awarded a Ph.. D.. from  ...   the topic of.. The Sky in Early Modern English Literature: A Study of Allusions to Celestial Events in Elizabethan and Jacobean Writing, 1572-1610.. David is.. adjunct scientist.. and.. member of the National Advisory Board.. for the.. Flandrau Science Center.. in Tucson, on the campus of the.. University of Arizona.. , near the.. Lunar Planetary Laboratory.. Honorary President.. of the.. Kingston Centre.. and of the.. Montreal Centre.. Royal Astronomical Society of Canada..

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  • Title: About David
    Descriptive info: David H.. Levy is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history.. He has discovered 22 comets, nine of them using his own backyard telescopes.. With Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker at the Palomar Observatory in California he discovered Shoemaker-Levy 9, the comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994.. That episode produced the most spectacular explosions ever witnessed in the solar system.. Levy is currently involved with the Jarnac Comet Survey, which is based at the Jarnac Observatory in Vail, Arizona but which has telescopes planned for locations around the world.. Levy is the author or editor of 35 books and other products.. He won an Emmy in 1998 as part of the writing team for the Discovery Channel documentary, Three Minutes to Impact.. As the Science Editor for Parade Magazine from 1997 to 2006, he was able to reach more than 80 million readers, almost a quarter of the population of the United States.. A contributing editor for Sky and Telescope Magazine, he writes its monthly Star Trails column, and his Nightfall feature appears in each issue of the Canadian Magazine Skynews.. David Levy has given more than 1000 lectures and major interviews, and has appeared on many television programs,  ...   In 2004 he was the Senator John Rhodes Chair in Public Policy and American Institutions at Arizona State University.. He has been awarded five honorary doctorates, and asteroid 3673 (Levy) was named in his honor.. In 2010, David became the first person to discover comets visually, photographically, and electronically.. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for his dissertation for the Department of English on the topic of The Sky in Early Modern English Literature: A Study of Allusions to Celestial Events in Elizabethan and Jacobean Writing, 1572-1610.. Levy is President of the National Sharing the Sky Foundation, an organization intended to inspire new generations to develop an inquiring interest in the sciences, or in other words, to reach for the stars.. Levy resides in Vail, Arizona, with his wife, Wendee.. After teaching Physical Education in the Las Cruces school district for 26 years, in 1996 Wendee became the manager of Jarnac Observatory, and was promoted to Director in 2004.. Wendee is an integral part of our Jarnac Comet Survey, helping to organize the program and scan the images.. As Secretary-Treasurer of the National Sharing the Sky Foundation, Wendee plays a vital role in its activities.. CLICK HERE TO VIEW DAVID'S FORMAL RESUME..

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  • Title: David's Comet Hunting Achievements
    Descriptive info: David's Comet hunting achievements.. David began his telescopic comet search, called CN3, on December 17, 1965.. It has resulted in 8 visual comet discoveries, 13 photographic comet discoveries shared with Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker, 7 books, and a catalogue of more than 300 deep sky objects found on the road to comets.. Discoveries:.. The 22 comet discoveries tie David for third place in history for the largest number of comet finds by an individual.. Also included is one comet independently discovered and two in which David aided in discovery.. Visually, with backyard telescope:.. Comet Levy-Rudenko, 1984t, C/1984 V1, Nov 14, 1984.. Comet Levy, 1987a, C/1987 A1, January 5, 1987.. Comet Levy, 1987y, C/1987 T1, October 11, 1987.. Comet Levy, 1988e, C/1988 F1, March 19, 1988.. Comet Okazaki-Levy-Rudenko, 1989r, C/1989 Q1, August 25, 1989.. Comet Levy, 1990c, C/1990 K1, May 20, 1990 (This widely visible object was considered the  ...   2, 1990p, 137 P/1990 UL3.. Comet Shoemaker-Levy, 1991d C/1991 B1.. Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 3, 1991e, 129P/1991 C1.. Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 4, 1991f, 118P/1991 C2.. Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 5, 1991z, 145P/1991 T1.. Comet Shoemaker-Levy, 1991a1, C/1991 T2.. Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 6, 1991b1, P/1991 V1.. Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 7, 1991d1, 138P/1991 V2.. Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 8, 1992f, 135P/1992 G2.. Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, 1993e, D/1993 F2 (This comet crashed into Jupiter in 1994, resulting in the most dramatic events ever seen on another world).. Comet Shoemaker-Levy, 1993h, C/1993 K1.. Comet Shoemaker-Levy, 1994d C/1994 E2.. Other discoveries.. Comet Hartley-IRAS, 1983v, P/1983 V1, November 1983 (independent discovery).. Comet Shoemaker 1992y, C/1992 U1 (aided in discovery).. Periodic Comet Shoemaker 4, 1994k, P/1994 J3 (aided in discovery).. Discovered Asteroid 5261 Eureka, the first Martian Trojan asteroid (shares Mars’s orbit), with Henry Holt, June 1990.. With Tom Glinos and Wendee, discovered more than 150 asteroids..

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  • Title: Lectures
    Descriptive info: Adirondack Astronomy Retreat 2005.. For Information on booking David for a Lecture please contact.. Royce Carlton at.. info@roycecarlton.. David's Lectures.. A Nightwatchman's Journey: My Adventures as a comet discoverer and skywatcher.. I was on the way to my high school French Oral exam in October 1965 when I decided that I wanted to begin a search for comets.. Although I began the search on December 17 that year, it was not until 1984-- 19 years or 917 hours at the eyepiece later-- that I discovered my first comet.. Twenty-one finds later, I still feel that comets are more than just targets to be catalogued.. Thanks in part to one co-discoveries, Shoemaker-Levy 9, we know more about the role that comet collisions have played in the origin and evolution of life on this planet.. I am still searching for comets both visually and with an automated CCD program.. This talk will be about my observing career and how my childhood fascination with the night sky led to a highly satisfying time under the night sky.. Through the Back Door: A look at Photographic and CCD searching at  ...   the Sun and Moon (a passage from the play) begins a sophisticated discussion of that relation, based on real events in the night sky.. This is just one example of the richness of astronomical allusions in English Literature that I will explore in this presentation, which will be accompanied by illustrations and music.. A Time for Mars.. A look at the exciting history of Mars, including Jonathan Swift's prediction of the discovery of two moons in.. Gulliver's Travels.. , Orson Welles'.. War of the Worlds,.. and the idea that life on Earth might have been seeded from Mars.. Are we all Martians?.. Making Science Make Sense.. How do we make science worthy of our passion and understanding? This presentation offers some ideas, from the personal viewpoint of someone who.. is.. passionate about the night sky.. Visual Comet Searching: A Requiem?.. With the development of the major professional surveys, the golden age of visual comet surveys appears to be over.. This presentation will offer an informal summary of the accomplishments of visual programs, and their role in the evolution of our understanding of the world of comets..

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  • Title: Wendee's Achievements
    Descriptive info: Wendee's Achievements.. Wendee is director of the Jarnac Observatory.. Wendee has a B.. Sc.. in Education from the State University of New York, Cortland, and a M.. T.. from New Mexico State University.. Wendee co-authored two of our books:.. Making Friends with the Stars.. Cosmic Discoveries.. Wendee is a full participant of the Jarnac Comet Survey.. Wendee taught physical education for 26 years in the Las Cruces Public Schools.. Wendee was an instructor-trainer for the Red Cross in water safety, first aid, and CPR.. Wendee's achievements have been written up in several.. Who's Who.. books.. Wendee is Secretary-Treasurer of the National Sharing the Sky Foundation.. Biographical notes for Wendee Wallach-Levy.. Born in 1948 in New York City, Wendee completed her B.. S.. E.. at SUNY Cortland in 1970.. She completed her M.. at New Mexico State in 1975.. She taught Physical Education for 26  ...   was an instructor trainer educator in water safety, first aid, and CPR.. In 1996 Wendee retired from teaching to join the Jarnac Observatory in Arizona, which she now serves as Director.. She is a full participant in the Observatory's comet survey, plans and assists with astronomy public outreach with a telescope she built herself, and is co-host of an internet radio program called Let's Talk Stars.. (.. com).. In 1996 Asteroid 6485 Wendeesther was named in her honor by the International Astronomical Union, the official world body of astronomers.. Finally, as part of her work at Jarnac Observatory, Wendee has co-discovered 28 asteroids, each one of these small worlds orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.. In 2004 her nomination to have asteroid No.. 27776 named after her alma mater was officially approved by the International Astronomical Union.. That world is now known as Cortland..

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  • Title: Photo Album
    Descriptive info: David Wendee's Photo Album.. Photo Album Instructions: Click on thumbnail to view larger photos.. Use your browser's BACK button to return to David Wendee's Photo Album.. Wendee took this picture of NGC6946 on the night of May 22, 2003.. (Photo Wendee Wallach-Levy and Adam Block, NOAO).. Sunset over Kitt Peak, October 2004.. The McMath-Pierce solar telescope is at left.. David and Wendee at the Palomar 18-inch Schmidt camera, with which Carolyn and Gene Shoemaker discovered 13 comets together.. Photo: Jean Mueller.. Observing  ...   Council Resolution: October 3, 1994 was David H.. Levy Day, Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker Day, and Palomar Observatory Day.. A Letter from the University of Arizona President, after one of my comet discoveries.. Wendee David and Obadiah, a Meade 12-inch Schmidt camera.. Wendee looking at Jupiter and Venus, just after sunset.. David with Minerva, one of his telescopes Photo by Wendee Levy.. Honorary McGill Degree.. The Volcano Chaser: Parade Cover.. David's first telescope cover.. David's 1st Observing Session.. The Sky translated into Polish..

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  • Title: Fun Facts
    Descriptive info: The Beagle!.. Fun Facts about David Wendee.. David is a Talk Show Host! Listen to David's show on the radio or by.. clicking here.. David has appeared on many television shows, like.. Today.. (four times),.. Good Morning America.. (twice), and.. World News Tonight.. , where he and Gene Shoemaker and Carolyn Shoemaker were named Person of the Week for July 22, 1994.. David appears each  ...   live in Vail, Arizona at their Jarnac Observatory with The Beagle.. They are both involved in the.. Jarnac Comet Survey.. David also watches the Sun in various wavelengths, comparing his ground-based view to that of the.. SOHO.. spacecraft.. David and Wendee's daughter, Nanette, son-in-law Mark, granddaughter Summer and grandson Matthew live in New Mexico.. Here.. is a list of all the astronomy courses David has taken!..

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  • Title: Links
    Descriptive info: Starizona's Let's Talk Stars Hosted by David Levy.. Jarnac Observatory Astronomy News Service.. David is science editor for.. Parade Magazine.. Royce Carlton for lecture requests.. Star Trails.. in.. Sky Telescope.. magazine.. Click here to view the Clear Sky Clocks for Jarnac and the A.. R.. Check out.. David and Wendee's Project Skywatcher website..

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  • Title: Clear Sky Clocks
    Descriptive info: Clear Sky Clocks: (click on images for more detail)..

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  • Title: Levy List of Objects
    Descriptive info: LEVY LIST OF OBJECTS.. (Click on either link to view the lists).. LEVY LIST SORTED BY WHEN FIRST SEEN.. LEVY LIST SORTED BY RA.. The Levy List: A Catalog of Deep Sky Objects.. See my new book.. Deep Sky Objects: The Best and the Brightest from Four Decades of Comet Chasing.. (Prometheus, 2005).. See also Introducing the Levy List (Sky and Telescope December 2005).. N.. B.. In the book, Levy 384 is incorrect.. It should be as follows:.. Levy 384 08 15.. 6 -13 58 Newly discovered small asterism, possible open cluster.. If you have a copy of the book, please make the correction! Thank you.. Also please note the L before each object is short for Levy as the IAU frowns on single letter catalog entries..  ...   78, 161 and 211, clearly masquerade as comets, especially when they are low in the sky, which is where I usually spot them.. The rest of the list contains different types of interesting objects- like no.. 61, the Cetus Ring- that have stopped my search over some 3100 hours with my eye at the eyepiece (as of Fall 2005).. Although the list is generally in chronological order of when I first spotted an object, many objects were added later for various reasons.. Names in quotations are names that Wendee or I applied to specific objects.. Note that L1 is short for Levy 1 and so on.. NGC6946, No.. 250 in the Levy List.. Wendee Levy, Adam Block, and David Levy took this picture on May 22, 2003..

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