Rock is passionate about astronomy and equally as passionate about sharing his knowledge
with people of all ages. In 1994, Rock and Don Fougere founded the Ottawa Valley Astronomy & Observers Group (O.A.O.G.).
The goal of the O.A.O.G is “to bring as many people together to learn astronomy” free of charge. A couple years
after its inception, Rock and Don set up O.A.O.G in shopping centre parking lots to encourage passersby’s to have a
look at the wonders of the universe. With help from many volunteers, OAOG is a dedicated and recognizable part of our community.
In addition to contributing his time and knowledge to people in our community, Rock has contributed something incredible to
the astronomy community as a whole with his invention of the MallinCam Astronomical Video CCD Camera. The MallinCam is one
of the most highly regarded cameras of its kind. Rock’s passion for astronomy and attention to detail have contributed
to making the MallinCam a sought after item to observers of all levels of experience.
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Above, Province of Ontario Parliament Honorable Bob Chiarelli Certificate of Recognition.
Above, WALL of INSPIRATION 2012, United Way at Ottawa City Hall Ontario Canada.
Above, City of Ottawa United Way Wall of Inspiration.