Charles got his first telescope as a child in North Vancouver, BC. This kindled a passion which has taken him forward to the present day.
Charles is an experienced public speaker and published author, with 20 books in print and three more in progress, including a Small Observatories Handbook for the RASC.
Charles joined the Sunshine Coast Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in August 2013 and quickly got involved in helping to build that centre’s small observatory, which opened to the public in June 2015. Within months of joining the SCC RASC, Charles also became their Media Director. In December 2014 he became President of that Centre. He is the 2nd Vice-President of the RASC and is on the board of directors.