User:Chris O'Byrne

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The account of this former contributor was not re-activated after the server upgrade of March 2022.

I have a B.Sc. in Applied Physics from Dublin City University. I attempted to get a PhD in Astrophysics from Galway University, but failed (mainly for unfortunate personal reasons). I've spent most of my career programming computers.

I've been interested in astronomy since a young age. I'm a founder member of The Ecliptomaniacs - - a bunch of Irish people who travel the world chasing total solar eclipses. I'm particularly interested in where astronomy meets computers - I've written software to calculate the circumstances of eclipses for the NASA eclipse web site (, and for mobile phones (

My personal website is, though I don't update it as often as I should!