TG Geeks Webcast Episode 259

The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️‍🌈 have a chat with David Lee Summers, scientist and astronomy associate at Kitt Peak National Observatory. We chat about what David does there and some of the new instrumentation and experiments going on at Kitt Peak and the telescopes he works on. We visited David on the day after Thanksgiving, a snowy day that saw a significant rock slide just after we passed where it landed. We were the last visitors for awhile due to that rock slide, but we had a great time in the cold and snow while David gave us a grand behind the scenes tour. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
 



About David Lee Summers



David Lee Summers is an author, editor, and astronomer living somewhere between the western and final frontiers in Southern New Mexico. He is the author of ten novels including Owl Dance, Vampires of the Scarlet Order, and The Solar Sea. His short fiction has appeared in such magazines as Realms of Fantasy, Cemetery Dance, The Vampire’s Crypt, Aoife’s Kiss and Science Fiction Trails. He has edited the anthologies A Kepler’s Dozen and the Full-Throttle Space Tales Anthologies Space Pirates and Space Horrors. In addition to his work in the written word, David has also worked at numerous observatories around the southwestern United States. Currently, he works for Kitt Peak National Observatory, outside of Tucson, Arizona.

He lives in Southern New Mexico with his wife Kumie and his daughters Myranda and Verity.


About Kitt Peak National Observatory



☀☀☀

Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun. Sharing the mountaintop site with the National Solar Observatory, KPNO, founded in 1958, operates three major nighttime telescopes and hosts the facilities of consortia that operate 22 optical telescopes and two radio telescopes. (See the Tenant Observatories list.) Kitt Peak is located 56 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ, in the Schuk Toak District on the Tohono O’odham Nation and has a Visitor Center open daily to the public.


 


 


In our second segment, we chat about our viewing of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD transmission of Porgy and Bess. We also highlight recent articles posted to the tggeeks.com in the past week. As always we have our birthdays and we have the ever-popular feedback segment.

We welcome your feedback. Please, let us know what you think. Good or bad, we want to know and you could receive a shoutout in the feedback segment. Thank you for listening, we really do appreciate you taking time out of your day to spend with us.

 


 

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    The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️‍🌈 have a chat with David Lee Summers, scientist and astronomy associate at Kitt Peak National Observatory. We chat about what David does there and some of the new instrumentation and experiments going on at Kitt Peak and the telescopes he works on. We visited David on the day after Thanksgiving, a snowy day that saw a significant rock slide just after we passed we were the last visitors for awhile due to that rock slide. But, we had a great time in the cold and snow while David gave us a grand behind the scenes tour. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
     



    About David Lee Summers



    David Lee Summers is an author, editor, and astronomer living somewhere between the western and final frontiers in Southern New Mexico. He is the author of ten novels including Owl Dance, Vampires of the Scarlet Order, and The Solar Sea. His short fiction has appeared in such magazines as Realms of Fantasy, Cemetery Dance, The Vampire’s Crypt, Aoife’s Kiss and Science Fiction Trails. He has edited the anthologies A Kepler’s Dozen and the Full-Throttle Space Tales Anthologies Space Pirates and Space Horrors. In addition to his work in the written word, David has also worked at numerous observatories around the southwestern United States. Currently, he works for Kitt Peak National Observatory, outside of Tucson, Arizona.

    He lives in Southern New Mexico with his wife Kumie and his daughters Myranda and Verity.


    About Kitt Peak National Observatory



    ☀☀☀

    Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun. Sharing the mountaintop site with the National Solar Observatory, KPNO, founded in 1958, operates three major nighttime telescopes and hosts the facilities of consortia that operate 22 optical telescopes and two radio telescopes. (See the Tenant Observatories list.) Kitt Peak is located 56 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ, in the Schuk Toak District on the Tohono O’odham Nation and has a Visitor Center open daily to the public.


     


     


    In our second segment, we chat about our viewing of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD transmission of Porgy and Bess. We also highlight recent articles posted to the tggeeks.com in the past week. As always we have our birthdays and we have the ever-popular feedback segment.

    We welcome your feedback. Please, let us know what you think. Good or bad, we want to know and you could receive a shoutout in the feedback segment. Thank you for listening, we really do appreciate you taking time out of your day to spend with us.

     


     

    Our YouTube channel is audio only:

     

    Show Notes / Links:

    • text here

     

     

    Visit Hero Within Store
     

     

    Visit Uncharted Regions Website
     

    Thank You to our Web Hosting Partner


    Visit Hero Within Store
    Travel To Uncharted Regions

    Krypton Radio

     

    Featured NOT a Podcast


     

     


    Thank You:

    • The Arkle Times Post Dispatch News – The Human Arkle on Twitter @arkle — Be sure to take a look at Arkle’s other venture: Arkle Studios presents Shameless Cash Grab
    • Special thanks go the Facebook Group moderators of “Gay Geeks Afterhours” for encouraging us to share our content there, and there URL is www.facebook.com/groups/gaygeeksafterhours/.
    • Here’s a special shout out to “The Gay Geek” for graciously allowing us to post our episodes in their Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/thegaygeek. And a special Thank You to Jeremiah Reeves, the moderator, for being such a great guy.

     


    🏳️‍🌈


    Things to know from The Two Gay Geeks:

    Be sure to read the Privacy / Terms and Conditions Of Use. And Please, Play Nice.

     

    You are Important To Us

     
    We welcome your suggestions. Let us know what you like or don’t like or if you have an opinion or comment on an article or the show. We’re available by e-mail, Facebook, or call our listener line at 469.TG Geeks (469.844.3357). Let us know if there is something we should be watching and why, and we may just give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will not publish or use your email address to spam you. If you have a podcast or know of a podcast we should be aware of, please use the contact form and send us the information and we will take a look.
     

    Support Independent Creators

     
    As you know we are huge supporters of Independent Creators and not just in film. TG Geeks supports any kind of creative outlet that’s independent in nature. We know we’re always pushing something, but we’re passionate about supporting indie artists. We ask that you to take a look at the independent creators we talk about and any others you may discover on your own and give a helping hand. It doesn’t have to be much, but every little bit helps in the scheme of things.
     

    Amazon Ads

     
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