Orion Bear Astronomy is a freelance and outreach astronomy organization based in Riverside, California, serving the Greater Los Angeles area. OBA is dedicated to bringing awareness to what is going on in the sky, and essentially share the passions of astronomy to the public through events and available media.
I’ve always been considered a science nerd and I have been a passionate amateur astronomer for most of my life. While I had a base knowledge of the heavens when I was young, it wasn’t until 2007, when I was 19, when a combination of inspiration from the sky, college classes, and self taught experiences opened me to the astronomy community!
Orion Bear Astronomy was officially established in 2017, but the seeds were planted earlier. I have hosted and collaborated with other organizations for outreach events dedicated to big celestial events for years beforehand, and will continue to do so. I have taken countless people to dark sites and showed the best of what the skies have to offer.
In 2018, I also began working part time as a telescope demonstrator at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, CA, which also began opening new avenues for yours truly, as well as provide another platform to share my passion with the public!
Also in late 2018, I began diving into the world of astrophotography, which will only give more opportunities to show the best of what the skies have to offer!
Anything I do with social media, and anything I do in person serves as outreach platforms, as well as directing any interested reader to this website. This website has articles that document experiences, both personal and big events, plus contains many pieces of helpful information that help the beginner get into the world of astronomy.
You can also learn about upcoming big events, both in the sky, and any that OBA will be hosting in the future.
Regarding the YouTube Channel, as of March 2018 I have not been active with it for some time due my busy schedule, but will eventually make plans for a “relaunch” of the YouTube Channel with more videos and commentaries.
Thank you for visiting Orion Bear Astronomy.
– Anthony Emerson Perkic, Founder and Main Author
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Everything is free, but donations help keep the website alive and go towards outreach events!