When people say Robert “Bob” Ariail has his head in the clouds, he takes it as a compliment. Bob, now 79, has been a serious stargazer since his third grade teacher mentioned one day that the class was going to study astronomy.
“I didn’t know what she meant at first,” says Bob. “But after we started talking about it, I became extremely interested. I began checking out books from the library. I soon became addicted to astronomy. After it gets you in its grasp, it’s hard to get it out of your system.”