Jack has been an unabashed promoter of amateur astronomer since first viewing the skies at age 10 through a very small refractor. His favorite perch was the roof of a nearby church in his native Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Jack survived having his eyeball frozen to the eyepiece, having his necktie burst into flames while it was still around his neck (you need to ask HIM!), and many other “Murphy” moments. He has been photographing since he was 13 years old, and lecturing since 16. In spite of a declaration by an elementary school teacher that he was the most unlikely in his class to ever publish anything, he has had two books published by Cambridge University Press and several others by Canadian publishers. Jack remains as passionate about astronomy as on that night many long years ago when he “independently” discovered Saturn!