OCA member John Hoot will go over the progress that has been made over the past 5 years in
understanding the most numerous members of our solar system and the
substantial contribution amateurs have made to the field.
John E. Hoot. Mr. Hoot is president and founder of Software Systems
Consulting, an engineering design firm specializing in computerized
robotics, instrumentation and signal processing. He is a graduate
electrical and computer engineer (University of Michigan '74) and has been
an avid amateur astronomer for over 45 years.
Among his accomplishments are the design and development of the Meade
Autostar telescope controllers, several commercial CCD imagers and
autoguiders. He is also the designer and builder of the Hoot-Vega Radio
Telescope in Benson Arizona. An active observer from his automated
observatory, his interests include astro imaging, photometry, astrometry,
spectroscopy, radio astronomy, automated data collection and analysis.