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Larry Deckman

Los Angeles native Larry Deckman came north to the UO at age 17. "I've lived in Eugene since that time," he observes. "I majored in world religions." Deckman then "took some years off," inventing things, writing, working jobs like Genesis Juice, and doing research into the stars. "In '83 I wrote a weekly column called What's Happening in the Sky," he notes. "It ran for over a year." That was during his time in law school. Since graduation in '85, Deckman has maintained a solo law practice. "I've always made a determination to stay out of litigation," he says. "My emphasis is on preventative legal services." Deckman has combined his penchant for invention and his passion for for the stars to develop and market the Star Finders line of astronomy-related tools, including glow-in-the-dark star maps, sold around the country at the Smithsonian and other natural-history museums. Find them online at starfinders.com. Deckman will present a slide show titled A Journey to the Outskirts of the Universe at 7:30 pm on January 19 at 100 Willamette Hall (science building) on the UO campus.

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photograph and story by Paul Neevel

Eugene Weekly / 28 December 2006

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