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About Us

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Michael Petrasko
Michael Petrasko is the Principal Owner / Project Developer and Co-Founder of Insight Observatory. Michael became interested in astronomy at the age of 8 when he first got a glimpse of the moon through a small refracting telescope he received for Christmas. Michael has since been an avid Deep-Sky and Planetary observer independently discovering an extra-galactic supernova in the galaxy M66 in the constellation Leo on February 11, 1989. Michael currently holds a position at the Plymouth Public Schools in Plymouth, Massachusetts as a Computer Hardware and Software Specialist. Michael is also a technical consultant for the W. Russell Blake Planetarium that is located in the Plymouth Community Intermediate School in Plymouth, MA.

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Muir Evenden
Muir Evenden is the Remote Imaging Specialist / Project Developer and Co-Founder of Insight Observatory. Muir developed his preoccupation with astronomy at a young age, and was fortunate to have access to an 8" telescope through his teenage years by which to develop his passion for deep sky observing. After moving to the southwest US to attend the University of Arizona, Muir eventually came to reside in Mesa and later Sedona, where he developed an interest in CCD imaging and automated image capture using his own robotic telescope (a Paramount ME/C14 combination). Muir currently holds a position as a software engineer for a large telecommunications company, and hopes in the future to leverage his development experience in the field of astronomy.

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Paul Bonfilio
Paul Bonfilio is the Creative Director of Insight Observatory. Paul has always been interested in sciences since childhood, receiving 2nd place at MIT’s state Science Fair for his in depth study of bioremediation whilst in high school. He has varied experience with mixed media in the form of sculpture, spray paint art, and mechanical art. His goals are always for individuals to experience his art work and to be able to walk away with something that they didn't have before. Paul currently holds a position at the Plymouth Public Schools in Plymouth, Massachusetts as a Computer Hardware and Software Specialist.