Goings On in the SAS
By Randy Johnson, SAS President
THE SAS held its annual awards banquet on January 29. The nearly 80
attendees were treated to a pleasant evening of dining amongst friends. An
interesting talk on the state of the case for life elsewhere in the universe
was presented by long time friend of the SAS, Professor Woody Sullivan, of
the University of Washington.
Awards Banquet Thanks
A plaque honoring their many years of service to the SAS was awarded to Karl
and Judy Schroeder. They are again to be thanked for their efforts in
soliciting an excellent array of door prizes for this year's banquet. I also
wish to extend a special thanks to George Best for arranging Dr. Sullivan's
talk and to Gerry West for his untiring efforts in making arrangements with
the Yankee Grill for this year's banquet.
On other topics of general interest, an informal Messier Marathon get
together at a yet to be determined site in Western or perhaps near Eastern
Washington is being planned for Saturday, March 4. For those of you who have
not participated in one of these Springtime observing festivals please
consider joining us. There is no better way to kick off the annual observing
season than with a crack at knocking off the Messier catalog. If you're
interested and you have not yet touched base with me about this, please call
me at (206) 772-4322 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Science and Technology Fair
The SAS has been invited to participate in a Science and Technology fair to
be held at the Bellevue Crossroads mall on February 26 and 27. The fair
targets youth and family interest in science and technology. The SAS board
has decided to participate in the fair with two 6x10 booths.
We need your help! Volunteer support will be necessary adequately staff the
SAS display booth. Please call or write Judy Schroeder, who has volunteered
to head up this effort, at (206) 362-7605 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are able to volunteer. Or you can contact me at the above phone
number or e-mail address.
A 35 mm slide presentation of things astronomical as well as club star
parties and events is tentatively planned. If you have slides that you can
share for the project, this would also be appreciated.
Dr. Don Brownlee is scheduled to speak at the February 16 meeting of the SAS
on the space probe Stardust. Details are located elsewhere in the Webfooted
Astronomer. I hope to see you then.