[ISDC2006] Star party... (fwd)

Vilia Zmuidzinas tps.vz at planetary.org
Fri May 12 13:05:55 EDT 2006

Hi all,

Just thought that I would forward the below thanks from the Mt. Wilson 
Observers Association who hosted a star party on Friday, May 5 not far from 
the Gateway Sheraton & extended the invitation to the conference attendees.


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Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 6:53 PM -0700
From: Bob & Laura Eklund <beklund at sprynet.com>
To: Vilia Zmuidzinas <tps.vz at planetary.org>
Subject: Star party...


Thanks you so much for including our star party with the ISDC registration
packet.  We had a wonderful evening, with clear skies up until about 9:00,
and then only partial clouding.  We had a wonderful crowd of visitors (my
guess is 200) and 8 telescopes.   I'm sure quite a few of the visitors were
from ISDC.

The biggest thrill was when a TV crew from S. Korean public television
showed up.  They had been covering tthe events at ISDC for a 3-hour
documentary to be aired in Korea in June (40 million viewers, they said),
and decided to check out our star party.  They interviewed several of our
astronomers on camera.  They promised to send us a DVD of the program.

I was too busy all week to get to ISDC myself -- sorry I had to miss it.
Anyway, thanks for all your help.

Bob Eklund

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Vilia Zmuidzinas
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The Planetary Society
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