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W7FTT: James W. Young, Amateur Extra Class

Brief History of W7FTT

Born January 24, 1941 in Portland, Oregon.  First Licensed as WN7FTT in 1956.
Professional Retired astronomer (2009) with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1962 (47 years) at the
Table Mountain Observatory (TMO) located at the Table Mountain Facility (TMF).  My main
responsibilities were the Chief Resident Astronomer for the 0.6 Meter Telescope, the
Astronomy Team Leader for TMO, maintaining the mirror coating facilities, and all CCD 
Camera vacuum requirements.
I was an official observer for the 2-Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), a joint effort with
the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).  I then
carried out many observations at the Fred L. Whipple Observatory (FLWO) at Mt. Hopkins 
south of Tucson, Arizona, for one week every other month, as required, from 1998 - 2000. 
 UMASS sent me to Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile in June, 2000 to help with the needed
southern sky survey part of the 2MASS project.

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The background picture for this page is IC 433 in the constellation Gemini

I have had many comments about the Comet Hale-Bopp picture, so here is

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about comet photography.
INTERESTS: Mountain climbing (Mt. Whitney 6 times), photography,
and Short Wave Listening.
I am now developing a site for my personal photography. 
I will be adding pictures to this new site as time progesses.
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I am working on this site as of December 22, 2009
My wife and I have 10 grandchildren:  Whitney Young, age 20; Heather Young, age 18
Brandon Danielson, age 16; Brittany Danielson, age 14; Scott Young, age 13;

Ashlie Philpott, age 11; Michael Young, age 10; Katelyn Young, age 10;
and Levi Joseph Lemley, age 9; Monica Rahn, age 3 1/2.

N6PJL: Karen A. Young, Advanced Class

Brief History of N6PJL
First Licensed as WN6GPY in 1974.
 Karen is a local school teacher at Serrano High,
teaching Math and Science.

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