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
Rock Island, IL 61201
Planetarium: 309 794-7327
leecarkner -at- augustana.edu
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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."
"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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