About Me


About Me
Astronomy St. John
Signs of St. John
Sweet Hill Obs.
Queen's Telescope
Garden Telescope & RW Porter items
Greenview Telescope
James Q. Gant Telescope
1871 4" Clark
Roger Hayward
Addl. Instruments
Image Gallery
Radio Room
Timberlane Tidbits


So who am I???

Hello my name is Peter Bealo and I am from Plaistow NH. I've resided here for about 25 years. Professionally, I have been involved in semiconductor and semiconductor capital equipment engineering, marketing and product management for over 33 years. I love the fast-paced high adrenaline industry!

My passions include astronomy, antique telescope collecting and ham radio.  I've been an amateur astronomer since 1968, starting off as a member of the long-dead "Broome County Junior Astronomers", graduating to the Broome County Astronomical Society (now the Kopernik Astronomical Society), and most recently the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB). The members of BCAS and ATMoB were both desperate/silly enough to elect me as their President along the way. My backyard observatory in Plaistow NH is named the Sweet Hill Observatory. When its cloudy, I fall back on amateur "ham" radio. I was first licensed in 1978 and have maintained my call of WB2MJG since. I hold a General Class license. As in astronomy, I have a small collection of classic radio equipment including several R-390 receivers.

I am a strong believer in giving back to the community. I had the pleasure of being an elected member of the Plaistow Budget Committee for three years, and have served as an appointed member of the Plaistow Zoning Board of Adjustment for 5 years, most recently as its Vice Chairman. I was elected to Plaistow's Planning Board for a term and most recently am a member of the Timberlane regional School District's School Board as a representative from Plaistow. Zoning, Planning and Education are of increasing interest to me, and I anticipate working in these areas of municipal government for as long as they'll have me.

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