Tim Hunter obtained a B.A.
degree from DePauw University in 1966 and the M.D. degree from
Northwestern University in 1968. He also received a
Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of
Arizona in 1980. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department
of Radiology in the College of Medicine at the University of
Tim Hunter has been an
amateur astronomer since 1950. He is also a prime example
of someone whose hobby has run amok, spending more time and
money on it than common sense would dictate. He recently
completed a Masters degree (MSc) in Astronomy from Swinburne
University. Since 1986, he has been interested in the growing
problem of light pollution. In 1987, Tim Hunter and Dr. David
Crawford founded the International Dark-Sky Association, Inc.
(IDA). IDA is a nonprofit corporation devoted to promoting
quality outdoor lighting and combating the effects of light
Tim Hunter at the 2004
Starry Nights Festival (SNF), Yucca Valley, CA. (courtesy
James Mcgaha obtained a B.S. degree from Georgia Institute of
Technology in 1973 and the M.A. degree from Webster University
in 1984. He also received a Master of Science degree in
astronomy from the University of Arizona in 1992. He is a
retired pilot from the United States Air Force. Currently, he
is the Director of the Grasslands Observatory.
James McGaha has been an amateur astronomer since 1956. Since
1976, he has been interested in the growing belief in
pseudoscience. In 1983, James McGaha founded the Tucson
Skeptics, Inc. (TUSK). TUSK is a nonprofit corporation devoted
to promoting science and debunking pseudoscience. He serves as a scientific consultant to
the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.