The annual North East Astronomy Forum (NEAF) held up to its billing as the largest astronomy fair in the country. The entire Rockland Community College field-house was filled with telescope and astronomy related vendors. Among all the booths was the AAA, handing out information cards and cookies. The Astrophotography group was represented by two large boards showing photos taken in the New York City area. Many AAA members volunteered to staff the booth to make the two-day event a success. It was also a weekend of wandering around the gym floor and gazing at all the equipment on display. Each day also had astronomy talks in the nearby auditorium and there was solar observing outside the gym. Thanks to Irene Pease and Rori Baldari for organizing the AAA booth and volunteers.
For most of its 25 years in space, the Hubble Space Telescope has been astounding people all around the world with its beautiful images. Its scientific instruments have revolutionized our understanding of the universe and its history. But this is not an article about the Hubble Space Telescope; rather someone we have to thank for clearing the pathway for its success, and many other contributions she has made to NASA and understanding of astronomy.