Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Thomas Bopp
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Astronomer
    (1949- )
    Moved to Phoenix, Arizona
    Co-discoverer with Alan Hale Comet Hale-Bopp (July 23, 1995)
    He went to the observation site in the desert where he made his discovery with his car headlights on (strictly taboo in the world of astronomy).
    He didn't have his own telescope, so he borrowed one from a friend.
    He contacted the Central Bureau of Astronomical Telegrams (the central point for all astronomical discoveries) by way of a telegram (way to utilize that 1990's technology).
    He got second banana billing when C/1995 O1 was formally designated Comet Hale-Bopp.
    When his car wouldn't start, his father loaned him the use of his the night he made his fateful discovery.
    The observation was his first comet sighting though he had dabbled in astronomy for years.
    His brother and sister-in-law were killed in a car crash after filming the comet - he said of the tragedy after his triumph, 'This has been the best week of my life. And the worst.'
    He knows full well as an amateur. it was an extreme stroke of luck he found the comet. He takes ribbing about it good naturedly and gives hope to other aspiring astronomers that their day to shine may come.

Credit: Scar Tactics


    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 29 Votes: 44.83% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 26 Votes: 57.69% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 91 Votes: 48.35% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 112 Votes: 41.07% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News