Ricky Wood

Ricky with his 12-inch Meade LX-200
Ricky Wood

Alexander City AL 

E-mail:     rwgazer@charter.net

Woodshed Observatory 

Meade 12" LX200, astrophotography, 

Ham Radio - KD4FJS

AAS:   Are you a seasoned amateur astronomer or just getting into the hobby?

RW:   Little of both probably. 6 or 7 years but also just getting my feet wet in the hobby -- still got a lot to learn! .

AAS:   What was your first experience that attracted you to astronomy?

RW:   Seem to have always been interested; got going when I met Scott Thompson and saw Saturn through his Sears telescope. Then I was hooked.

AAS:   How about your family members; spouse? kids? significant other?

RW:   Wife -Julie; children-Aaron 7 yrs old and Bryan 22 yrs

AAS:   Can you tell us a little about your formal education?

RW:   High School - Benjamin Russell High School

AAS:   Do you have any pets?

RW:   Beagle - Daisy

AAS:   Where do you work? If you're retired, what was your occupation?

RW:   Russell Corporation - Quality Assurance 26 yrs

AAS:   What are your other hobbies?

RW:   Ham Radio and photography

AAS:   What was your first car?

RW:   1964 Ford Falcon

AAS:   What was your first "real" job?

RW:   Still there

AAS:   Tell us about your favorite vacation.

RW:   Still waiting on one!   Dream - Winter Star Party or some Big Star Party with really dark skies!