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|Postal Address||Knightware, LLC
305 Evans Estates Drive
Cary, North Carolina 27513
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Knightware is a small software company located in central North Carolina between Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill; the area is known for three major universities and the high-tech Research Triangle Park. It is owned and operated by Phyllis Lang.
Phyllis holds a B.A. Cum Laude in Mathematics from East Carolina University, and has done graduate work in both Mathematics and Computer Engineering. She has developed software for the US Navy, the electric power metering industry, and astronomers in her career spanning over 30 years. She has authored a number of articles appearing in Astronomy Technology Today, Amateur Astronomy, The C User's Journal and the book MS-DOS Programming.
Astronomy has intrigued Phyllis since the 1960s when she watched the Gemini missions and scoured the library for astronomy books, many by Sir Patrick Moore. She has been a visual telescope observer for over 30 years, and taught telescope mirror-making at North Carolina State University for over 15 years. She got her first telescope (a Celestron-8) in 1985 to view and photograph Comet Halley. She has a homemade 8 inch f/7.6 Dob that was featured in the Spring 1995 issue (#5) of Amateur Astronomy magazine and a 14.5 inch f/4.5 Dob from Teeter's Telescopes. This telescope was reviewed in the March/April 2011 issue of Astronomy Technology Today magazine.
Lately, she enjoys binocular observing with Leitz 7x50 binoculars and Fujinon 16x70s mounted on a T&T Sidesaddle mount. The Leitz binoculars (ca. 1945) were skillfully restored by Suddarth Optical Repair. She enjoys hunting for double stars, planetary nebulae and other deep-sky objects with her telescopes. She also enjoys playing electric and acoustic guitars, swimming, genealogy and history. Her husband shares her love of astronomy; her two adult children respectfully tolerate it.
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