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From venture capitalist to ‘Star Man’

For most American immigrants to Israel, Mitzpe Ramon may as well be Mars.

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For most American immigrants to Israel, Mitzpe Ramon may as well be Mars. But for Ira Machefsky, this dusty little Negev town is not only his new home but also the base for his second career, leading starlit tours of the nighttime sky.

“I’ve been an amateur astronomer and lover of the skies since I was a teenager,” says the founder of Astronomy Israel.



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