Friday, July 22, 2005

Local Man Has Own Launch Pad to Stars

PLEASANTON — When a team of planet hunters announced the discovery of a new extrasolar planet on June 30, it was already old news to amateur astronomer Ron Bissinger.
The day before the announcement, Bissinger, tipped off by a member of the research team, had detected evidence of planet HD 149026b from an elaborate miniature observatory he built in his back yard..........

Tri-Valley Herald

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