It was nice to see both you and Peter Bealo win on Saturday night, which was just the start of a banner evening. The talk by Alan Stern was superb. He's an extraordinary speaker and of course the topic is fabulous. It was funny that the ISS passed directly overhead, which he picked up on and cracked a joke about it interrupting the flow of his talk. Then the rest of the night was as good as it gets ... warm, no mosquitoes, no moon, no clouds ... and it seemed that the haze from the Canadian forest fires cleared out. I observed until dew did me in at 3 am. A most memorable night. It was also great to bump into Terra on Friday night, while observing, and to meet Tom Dugan and many others.
And I want to make a special mention of the Herculean effort of Dave Grotsky, Matt Considine and other STM folks who restored, installed, improved and housed the Cook-Hale Spectrohelioscope. It was giving great images of the sun in H-alpha on Friday when I used it and it is a superb learning tool, especially for kids who were introduced to it.
I very much enjoyed the views of Jupiter and Saturn through your Brashear Friday night Bart. It’s a lovely instrument and it puts up equally lovely images!