John O'Neal has been an avid amateur astronomer since 1976. He has observed and imaged 40 comets over the last 40 years. He is also an accomplished astrophotographer specializing in deep sky objects as well as solar and planetary imaging.
He has a long history of public outreach and has brought his telescopes and love of astronomy to many boy & girl scouts and school children. More recently he has co-founded a social media group, along with another NASA Solar System Ambassador, which promotes solar astronomy outreach and imaging on a world wide scale.
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
Astronomy Day at Catawba Science Center Catawba Science Center, 243 3rd Avenue NE
Presentations and Solar Gaze at Camp Bud Schiele Camp Bud Schiele
Tri-Star 2017 GTCC, Sears Building
RIVERFEST Lake James State Park
2017 Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers aka BoBfest West Building of Catawba Science Center, 243 3rd Avenue NE