Avery Davis & Astronomy, Space and Science

Updated 2004 December 28

International Dark-Sky Association
I am a member of the
International Dark-Sky Association (www.darksky.org) and the Southern-Arizona section of IDA. Recently, I have been working on a Light Pollution Meter. Several measurement parties have been held and here is the DarkskyData.pdf.
I have created some posters for star parties and other events to increase consciousness of light pollution issues. This is a MS-WORD document, download from this link:
DARKMATTERS

Space and Space Activism:
I am now a member of the
The Tucson L5 Space Society.
Until June of 1998, I was with the
Atlanta Chapter of the National Space Society (NSS).
I invite your comments on an "opinion piece" document I wrote about
NSS Atlanta Chapter Activities.
The NSS issued this
policy statement for space development and exploration in 1995.

Recently, a couple of interesting articles by Tim Roberts have been published on the NSS-Discuss email list, and I have linked them here:

WHITE PAPER ON A NATIONAL SPACE STRATEGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

How NSS Can Implement the New National Space Strategy for the 21st Century

Theresa Holmes' introduction to Tim Roberts white papers

Here is the article I wrote proposing a specific social and governmental structure for a space colony based on First Millennial Foundation (FMF) ideals, which I call Foundation Enterprise.

I also wrote a summary of a discussion on the FMF-Social email list about the idea of an Aquarian Rite of Passage.

Also check out The Artemis Project!

In 1981, I co-wrote an article with Brad Linaweaver on the first mission of the Space Shuttle, Columbia, entitled Nostalgia for the Future

Amateur Astronomy:
For more information about Amateur Astronomy, look at
Atlanta Astronomy
Tucson Astronomy

Astronomy, Space & Science:
Marc Millis's Warp Drive When?
SpaceRef - Future Technology - Solar Power Satellites
NSS Homepage
Today@NASA
Spaceviews Breaking News
Spacer News
ProSpace
International Dark-Sky Association
Earth Satellite Ephemeris Service
SpaceViews Update
SPACE EDUCATORS HANDBOOK
San Francisco State University Planet Search Project
San Francisco State University Planet Search Project
Basics of Space Flight
Henrietta Leavitt Flat Screen Space Theater
The SKYLON Project
Dr. Hale speaks out on ignorance and superstition.
AVweb's NewsWire

Nanotechnology:
Nanotechnology at Xerox homepage
Dr. Ralph Merkle homepage
other nanotechnology stuff

Evolution:
Textbook Disclaimer Stickers (PDF)

Link back to my personal home page