John Jaksich is a lover of the cosmos. He holds a BA in chemistry from Calif. State University Hayward. He has worked in organic chemical synthesis and analytical chemistry. John traces his love for astronomy from watching Apollo launches on an old fashioned black & white television in the 1960s. He runs blog called, The Silent Astronomer and has contributed pieces to the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society newsletter. He currently writes for DecodedScience.org. He also is a member of the American Chemical Society.