TAAA 60th Anniversary Celebrated
Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:44 PM
Liz and John Kalas are commended for organizing a wonderful program. The club was treated to a superb venue that houses one of the finest private collections of meteorites in the world, as well as Lunar and Planetary Lab offices, and headquarters for OSIRIS-REx Mission to Asteroid Bennu. Blue House Catering put together a delightful buffet for the attendees.
Dr Tim Hunter was one of the MCs who kicked off the night with a presentation of the club's history. Then, Dr David Levy shared an inspiring poem with a time-lapse comet video running on the 2 screens. Next, Dolores Hill, ambassador for OSIRIS-REx, described the first US mission designed to capture and bring back 60 grams of material from carbonaceous asteroid Bennu. The night culminated with a wonderful history of The Steward Observatory by Dr Thomas Fleming, from its beginning with A. Ellicott Douglass's efforts (when Arizona was still a territory) to present day astronomy at the University of Arizona.
If you are a club member and were in Tucson, but didn't go, you really missed a beautiful event. But, I'm sure the club will soon be posting pictures and descriptions of the night on their web-site. Happy Birthday "T Triple A"!
Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:34 AM
It was a great way to relive the history of the club, and astronomy in Tucson.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:03 AM