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I come originally from Glasgow where I spent many happy years as a telescope designer and maker for Charles Frank Ltd., Saltmarket, Glasgow, from whom many amateurs in the UK, including me, acquired their first telescopes.
Today, I am a retired computer and telecom support engineer having held director level positions with several multinational equipment marketing and support companies.
I am a past President and current Vice President of The British Astronomical Association, a Fellow of The Royal Astronomical Society a member of Commission 28 of the IAU. I am also a member of The Webb Society and The Astronomer.

The IAU named asteroid (7648) Tomboles=1989 TB1 in recognition of my contribution to astronomy. The BAA awarded me the Merlin Medal in 2008 for a notable contribution to the advancement of astronomy.
My devouring passion is extra-galactic supernovae: their physics, appearance, demographics and, of course, their discovery. I patrol on every available clear night and monitor some 12,000 galaxies for supernovae.





Date: 03 May 2014


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Last Update: 08 May 2014


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