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Michael Hamilton

Michael Hamilton


Intern: January, 2005

My interest in astronomy would have to come from my dad. At the age of 4, I won a trip to Space Camp and let me tell you I think my dad had more fun than I did. My dad gave me my first telescope and taught me how to use it. At that time I had no clue as to the size of the Universe, now it just makes my head hurt when I think about it.

It was my sophomore year at Franklin High School that got me interested in computer graphics. My teacher Mr. Briggs got me hooked on Adobe programs and I have been using them since. After high school I enrolled in the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Catonsville. There I got my first peek into web design and loved being able to make sites that were informational, but designed so that the user would not get frustrated browsing around. My goals are to graduate from CCBC with my associates degree this spring. After that it is on to a four-year college to earn my bachelors degree.

Working for Heritage is just the break I needed since for the past 8 years I have been working for a local recreation agency, dealing with very energetic kids on a daily basis. My interest after work and school is spending time either hanging out with friends or working on my 1970 Corvette Stingray. Let me tell you, that car can take up most of my time!