Stargazer aims his scopes at gas industry

Ring, Ray
May 2006
High Country News;5/1/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 8, p7
The article profiles Perry Walker, a 61-year-old astronomer and engineer who has invented a homemade telescope and began to observe the skies at the age of thirteen. Among his impressive inventions were sizable telescopes, miniature spectrometer and a night vision spyglass. Aside from stargazing, Walker was also known for his observations of natural gas wells and air pollution from energy industries. He earned his degree in physics and nuclear engineering in college and followed his father's footsteps as a bomber pilot in an Air force.


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