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Williamsburg physics teacher moonlights as astrophotographer

Williamsburg physics teacher moonlights as astrophotographer

During the school year, Christopher Becke can be found teaching physics at Warhill High. After dusk, he shifts his focus upward toward the celestial bodies that dot the sky.

The Williamsburg resident has combined his love of astronomy with some self-taught photography tricks to gain a small online following. Becke's work has been featured in news stories by CNN and The Washington Post, and he has been retweeted by Star Trek actor William Shatner.

Becke said his interest in astronomy goes back years, and he started with a small telescope. He has no formal astronomy education, other than what he experienced while getting his undergraduate physics degree at Brandeis...

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