Mel Bartels

Telescope Walkabout

MelBartel

Mel writes: In elementary school, for an assignment titled “If You Could Make Two Wishes and Have Them Come True, What Would They Be?”  I wrote “My first wish would be to have a flying saucer that had telescope in it.  My second wish would be to be a great music player.”  Well, I am an amateur astronomer, I played trumpet professionally for many years, and have a pilot’s license, so, pretty darn good!  Currently, Mel is a software development manager for a software company in Eugene, Oregon.

Excellent dark skies in Central Oregon – 5000 feet