Thu, 21 Nov 1996 18:37:03 -0500

Greetings,   I just signed on and the welcome note requested a brief
introduction of myself.  I live in the Chicago, Il, USA, area and have been a
life long astronomy and space exploration enthusiast.  About 3-4 years ago I
learned about the ability to observe satellites and have been hooked since.
 My job schedule allows me to be able to observe after dusk and before dawn
 (Often catching 2 or 3 consecutive passes of some sat's like the MIR).  I
also teach astronomy part-time at a local school to the junior high students
as a visiting "amatuer astronomer" from Project Astro run by the Adler
Planetarium in Chicago.  
John Nebl    e-mail: