After a 30-year career as a professional astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, I am now retired and loving the life of an amateur astronomer in the planned astronomy community called Arizona Sky Village. With no more research proposals to write and my very own observatory under the incredibly dark skies of southeastern Arizona, I am having the time of my life!
My website AstroPixels.com focuses on Bifrost Observatory and the astrophotography I do there. Problem is, I always seem to be way behind in processing images and posting my results. Furthermore, the website doesn’t lend itself as a platform for timely topics, comments and observations in any sort of chronological order.
That’s why I decided to start my blog Portal to the Universe. The title may seem a bit grandious but it’s a double entendre since it actually refers to my personal vantage point in Portal, Arizona where I gaze at the heavens via Bifrost Observatory.
I plan to use the Portal to the Universe blog as a way to share my experiences and thoughts as I explore the wonders of the night sky. I hope you’ll visit often.
– Fred Espenak