This is the personal web site and blog of Richard McDonald, a semi-retired computing professional living in Ottawa, Canada.
An amateur astronomer, I enjoy observing from home, dark sites, and especially “sidewalk astronomy” — outreach events where we give the passing public a chance to see. I’m also struggling up the learning curve for astrophotography.
I’m an avid motorcyclist, commuting and especially into the countryside on weekends, but wish the season around here was longer. Want to discuss great roads in the area?
Photography, especially landscapes, portraits, and events. This link leads to a different site with publicly-shared photos.
Wood-turning, making hand-made pens. This link leads to a different site with photos of pens and a construction blog.
I enjoy participating in science outreach, taking astronomy demonstrations to the public, and participating in online groups that promote science education and critical thinking.