My name is Paul Thompson, and I'm the amateur astronomer who runs this website.

I started dabbling in astronomy about 7 years ago, and since then I've become a huge fan. It's a hobby that's given me thousands of hours of enjoyment.​

I know there's a lot to learn about astronomy, and some of the more technical aspects of the gear and equipment can really be overwhelming.​ Couple that with the vast array of things to observe and photograph in the heavens, and it can sometimes feel intimidating.

But once I got the hang of it, I realized that anybody can be a successful amateur astronomer. Not only that, but it's crazy fun!​

I created Super Power Optics to share all the things I've learned in the last 7 years with you and show everybody just how accessible and enriching amateur astronomy can be.

If you need to contact me, you click here.

Enjoy the site!


Paul T