Our Annual Spring Starfest was a fun and successful event.
Special thanks to our guest speaker and emcee, Jason Kendall, for his great talk on the visible objects in the sky. Jason is a very dynamic speaker and he kept the guests thoroughly engaged while we waited for darkness to descend.
We had a total of 8 telescopes, which included several brought by some of the visitors. We had quite a nice line up of raffle prizes which included two pairs of binoculars, one pair of solar binoculars (donated by Peter Lipschutz), a star diagonal kit, an Amazon speaker system (donated by Jason), and some astronomy posters. Stan Honda got it all on camera!
Also thanks to our hosts at the Evergreens Cemetery. They always take good care of us with pizza and water, and we really appreciate it!
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.