This is the homepage of Jaap van ‘t Leven.
I was given my first camera when I was 6 years old and never stopped taking pictures ever since. At the age of 12, I became interested in astronomy as well and soon after I started out with astro-photography.
When my highschool teacher took me to a public observatory I was hooked for life!
Two years later I became a volunteer myself at Public Observatory Bussloo.
A lot of time was put into observing and photographing meteors; since 1994 I have observed almost every Leonid outburst from countries across the globe; America, China, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Results of these observations have been published in several professional astronomical magazines. Check out this link.
Besides meteors, I like to observe comets and deep-sky objects and chase an occasional outburst of the elusive northern lights.
Professionaly, I’ve been working as an ICT consultant since 1989 in the field of Oracle, Unix and infrastructure.