Have you ever looked up to the sky and wondered what lies beyond our reach and perception? Have you ever gazed at the infinite number of stars on a pitch black night and been awestruck by the grandiose of the universe?
If your answer to any one of those questions is a YES, then you and I are going to get along just fine!
Hi guys, my name is Dennis Boucher, and I like to call myself a resident of the Galaxy, the lover of planet Earth, and a nerd of all things astronomy. I developed this passion of mine since I was a little kid, accompanying my father on his trips to The Big Bend National Park in SouthWest Texas.
He used to say that the mark of humanity’s progress can be judged by two things – how kind we are to all living beings and the zeal at which we pursue to explore the unknown. We camped out countless nights, looking at the stars, sipping coffee, cooking smores over the campfire, and having conversations about the world we live in and beyond.
I’m starting this website as a tribute to my father, who filled my mind with wonder and encouraged to turn this little bonding activity into a passion. Even though I code for a living and spend most of my day indoors, my thoughts are firmly rooted to the collection of stargazing devices I have at home.
When I’m not working 9-to-5, I’m either re-reading some of my favorite books from the likes of Stephen Hawkings, Carl Sagan, and Neil Degrasse Tyson or listening to the delectable psychedelic tunes of the early years of Pink Floyd. And not to forget, the hours spent in my humble garage, tinkering with my kids’ telescopes.
I try and test new astronomy equipment on a daily basis so that you don’t have to go through the mistakes I made as a rookie stargazer. Need suggestions on the best telescopes? I have them on my blog, and more! It takes a lot of work to find the best because there are just so many inferior products on the market today.
Even though I may not be an expert in technology, I have enough experience with gadgets related to astronomy to know what works and what doesn’t. And all you have to do is read. This website is also dedicated to all you astronomy fans who go to unimaginable lengths and away from the city to catch a glimpse of the clear night sky.
With my recommendations and tips, I hope your experience will become much better. So, go ahead and check out my blogs. And lastly, don’t forget to enjoy your stay on ExoplanetScience.org. This is Dennis, wishing you a “universe” of happy moments of stargazing.