|John B. Zachry
West Point GA
Special Interests: Space Exploration and Satellite Tracking
AAS: Are you a seasoned amateur astronomer or just getting into the hobby?
JBZ: Seasoned amateur
AAS: What was your first experience that attracted you to astronomy?
JBZ: Science Fiction movies I saw as child such as "When Worlds Collide", "Rocetship X-M", "Conquest of Space", "Destination Moon", "This Island Earth".
AAS: How about your family members; spouse? kids? significant other?
JBZ: Father deceased, Mother - retired, Brother - Alfred F. Zachry, Attorney at Law, Me - single, no kids.
AAS: Can you tell us a little about your formal education?
JBZ: Presbyterian College 1960-1964, Medical College of Georgia 1964-1968 (withdrew in Junior year), University of Georgia School of Pharmacy 1968-1971 (Rho Chi Honor Society).
AAS: Do you have any pets?
JBZ: Not at present. Love to keep Shih Tsu ("Muffin") for friend when she is out of town.
AAS: Where do you work? If you're retired, what was your occupation?
JBZ: Retired hospital pharmacist.
AAS: What are your other hobbies?
JBZ: Grow lemon and orange trees outside. Real challenge. Largest 15 feet high, trunk 5 inches in diameter killed by sudden freeze before I could cover up.
AAS: What was your first or favorite car?
JBZ: First car - 1962 Volvo 544 sedan (Made on purpose to look like 3/4 scale 1946 Ford), Favorite car - 2001 Mercedes Benz, C 240 Sedan.
AAS: What was your first "real" job?
JBZ: Working for father's highway paving company (Valley Construction Co) - helping unload trainloads of sand. Fun!
AAS: Tell us about your favorite vacation.
JBZ: Air & Space Museum in Washiungton D.C.
AAS: Have you ever lived in some other part of the country or another country?
JBZ: Nothing exciting - Rome, GA, Clinton, S.C., Augusta, GA, Athens, GA, Columbus, GA, Warner Robins, GA, Huntsville, AL