Allow me to toot a friend’s horn. An interview with Bob Trembley, energetic astronomy advocate, who is also webmaster and frequent contributor here at The Catholic Astronomer, has been published at the Sentinel Mission site.
The Sentinel Mission is a project of the B612 Foundation, which is devoted to considering the threat from asteroid collisions. The foundation hopes to fly a space telescope that will search for near-Earth asteroids in ways difficult to study from the ground. Bob Trembley has supported Sentinel almost since it began, so the project decided to interview him.
In the interview, which can be found here, Bob describes his astronomy-outreach efforts, his affection for asteroids, and his interest in the hazard from cosmic impacts. A sample:
“I saw the original COSMOS in 1980; in the episode titled ‘Heaven and Hell,’ Carl Sagan talked about the Tunguska Impact Event – I had never heard of it before, and was astounded! When I present my Asteroids lecture, few if any of the audience have heard of Tunguska; the pictures of flattened trees always gets gasps! I occasionally encounter someone who has not heard about Chelyabinsk…”
Bob’s joy in sharing astronomy with the public shines through. I also note that he slips in a mention of our own Vatican Observatory Foundation site. Thanks for the plug, Bob!
Visit this link for more about the Sentinel Mission.