Constellation Octans, the Navigator's Octant






About the Astronomer

Warren’s interest in astronomy and the night sky began when he was enrolled in the U.S. Air Force Navigators school. He was required to learn how to find and use the 88 constellations and the 59 navigation stars in order to navigate an airplane anywhere in the world. Later he became a navigator instructor and taught advanced celestial navigation classes. After retiring from the Air Force he has kept up his astronomical interest and used his knowledge to present “Star Parties” on cruise ships, camps, schools, churches, community social gatherings and other venues. He joined the Mayborn Science Theater nine years ago. His personal nickname is “The Naked-Eye Astronomer” and motto is “Have Laser, Will Travel.”