North Texas Skywatch started the Fall of 1995 by my astronomy class at Tarrant County College (TCC). It is now maintained by me at Tarleton State University. North Texas Skywatch is a resource, for the residents of North & Central Texas, that provides information about local astronomical events and interesting and educational articles about astronomy and the universe around us. One of the most popular items has been locations of free telescopic observations sessions in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. The resulting e-mail has covered a wide ranged of topics, including: What is that bright object in the morning sky? What is the best telescope to buy?
North Texas Skywatch's internet address is:
Michael Hibbs is an associate professor of Physics & Engineering and the Director of the Program for Astronomy Education and Research. In the past he has taught at Tarrant County College, TCU, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nolan High School, and has been a Lecturer at the Noble Planetarium, Museum of Science and History. Michael has routinely given public astronomy lectures and observation sessions at Fossil Rim, Lake Mineral Wells State Park, Cleburne State Park and Meridian State Park. For this work he has received special recognition from the State Parks and Wildlife Department. Michael is also the publisher of the website North Texas Skywatch. North Texas Skywatch is a resource, for the residents of North & Central Texas, that provides information about local astronomical events and interesting and educational articles about astronomy and the universe around us. North Texas Skywatch
Before joining Tarleton State University, Michael work 13 years at General Dynamics/ Lockheed Martin with responsibilities including: Senior Engineering Specialist (Chief) of technology integration, F-22 lead for composite fatigue & fracture and materials & processes groups; Corporate Representative to University Composite Research Consortia and Corporate Composite Working Group.
Michael earned a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering (Mechanics & Materials) at Texas A&M University (1988), a M.S. in Physics/Astronomy from Stephen F. Austin State University (1980), and a B.S. in Physics from University of Texas at Arlington (1977).
Hobbies include sailing and travel.