Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson

Aerospace Engineer, Chief Optical Filter Contributor

Jim Thompson acquired his passion for astronomy growing up under the dark skies of Eastern Ontario (Canada) cottage country.  He has 30 years of experience working as an Aerospace Engineer in the defense industry and enjoys applying that same skill set to his amateur astronomy hobby.  Jim is a strong advocate for Electronically Assisted Astronomy (EAA), which he uses frequently from his urban home in Ottawa, Canada.  The severe light pollution in his backyard is the primary impetus for his becoming an expert on astronomical filters.


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