Posted: December 15, 2021
Bill has been an active amateur astronomer since my childhood years. Visual observing led to sketching and then down the path to imaging as dark skies became more distant. An avid interest in observing our dynamic Sun grew to leaving the exciting world of metrology in California for Arizona and Coronado Instruments during the golden years of the early 2000s but the beach life called Bill back to develop electro optical and millimeter wave technologies for defense and airborne bathymetric LIDAR systems. Fortunately, the long hours in the lab and field were interspersed with trips around the globe to provide telescope and instrumentation engineering for solar eclipse broadcasts which he continues to enjoy. Bill joined PlaneWave in May of 2019 and is happy to be back working with our customers in astronomy and other fields.