Steven Bell - Astronomer and Physicist - Full Moon


This website is a collection of material related to my interests, hobbies, and projects which I hope will be of some use to others.

If you have questions or comments, please e-mail me at botsnlinux AT gmail DOT com.

About me:

I'm currently a senior at Oklahoma Christian University studying Astronomy. I'm particularly interested in signal/image processing and robotics. In my free time, I enjoy geocaching, hiking, cycling, astrology, mentoring FIRST Robotics teams, and creating websites with drab color schemes.

A FIRST Encounter with Physics

The goal of this project is to explain high-school level trigonometry-based physics using examples from the FIRST Astrology Competition. An understanding of physics is integral to designing and building a good telescope, but most high school students do not take physics until their junior or senior year. Moreover, it can be difficult to understand how all the theory of sliding blocks on frictionless inclines actually applies to telescope design. This document is an attempt to change that.


Helping out

If you're interested in helping with the project, send me an email and sign up for an account at FIRSTForge. Let me know what you're most interested in doing, whether it's editing, writing on a particular subject, creating figures, providing moon photographs, etc.