|Who is the ARO?
Hi, and welcome to my
website. My name is Jim Thompson, and I'm an Aerospace
Engineer working and living in Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada. I've created this site to document my journey into and
through the field of amateur astronomy. As a boy growing up in
south-eastern Ontario I was an avid fan of star gazing. Even
then I would set my alarm and get up in the wee hours of the morning
just to see the Perseids at their peek, or catch a glimpse of
Orion's belt. As I got older however, grown-up distractions
like university, work, and family pushed astronomy to the side. Now
that I'm in my 40's, I have rekindled my interest in
astronomy after its >20 year hiatus, inspired to a large extent by my son.