Iola native turns love of astronomy into book

Former Iola resident Tom Campbell remembers watching the Apollo moon landings as a child. He's been fascinated with all things celestial ever since, and recently wrote a children's book about astronomy titled "Stargazer Sue."

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September 22, 2022 - 1:18 PM

Tom Campbell, at right, wrote a children’s book, “Stargazer Sue,” based on his love of astronomy. He is shown with his wife, Juliana. Courtesy photo

Tom Campbell is well aware of when his love of stargazing took root, largely because it was one of his first memories as a child.

Campbell — maybe 3 or 4 at the time — was playing at home with his toys, when a special report came on the television.

Suddenly, all of Campbell’s thoughts of toys and games had evaporated. He found himself transfixed, watching his family’s small black-and-white TV.

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