Lee Carkner
Resources and Information

I am Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. As planetarium director I give planetarium shows for school children and members of the general public in the Quad Cities area.

Here is a brief vitae.

Here is my offical physics department picture.

I can be reached at:
Dr. Lee Carkner
Department of Physics and Astronomy
208 Science Building
Augustana College
Rock Island, IL 61201
Office: 309-794-3405
Planetarium: 309 794-7327

leecarkner -at- augustana.edu

Astronomical Resources on the Web


ADS Abstract Service

astro-ph Preprint Search

The SIMBAD Astronomical Database

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED)

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory Home Page

Sky and Telescope Astronomy News


Astronomy Picture of the Day

Literary Links

Rudyard Kipling -- "They copied all they could follow, but they couldn't copy my mind, And I left 'em sweating and stealing a year and a half behind."

G. K. Chesterton -- "...just at present you only see the tree by the light of the lamp. I wonder when you would ever see the lamp by the light of the tree."

Fritz Leiber -- "There was a sky that was always gray. There was a place that was always far away. There was a being who was always sad."

Clark Ashton Smith -- "Bow down: I am the emperor of dreams; I crown me with the million-colored sun of secret worlds incredible, and take their trailing skies for vestment when I soar."

Jack Vance -- "At your disturbing power is this instrument come; whence will you go? Four Directions, then One. Alive must I be brought to Embelyon."

Leigh Brackett -- "Nine of them lived to see an island between two frozen rivers near the frozen sea and on that island the skeletal towers of a city buried in the ice. Nine of them lived to see New York ..."

Lord Dunsany -- "... and the name of the fortress shone on the wall, writ large in letters of brass: 'The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth'"

Robert E. Howard -- "The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing; Rush in and die, dogs -- I was a man before I was a king."

Astronomy News From The Onion

"Stargazing Tips"

"Astronomers Admit They Made Neptune Up"

"Late-Working NASA Scientists Discover Moons Over My Hammy"

"Ghost Of Carl Sagan Warns Against Dangers of Superstition"

"Darling, I Will Give You The Moon and The Stars"

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