I didn't manage to attend the Anza clean-up
at the last star party on June 8th. However quite a few people
did and now the area around the observatory has been cleared
of the "scarp-metal" that has been lying around
for the past 10 years or so. The next time you are at the
site check out the warming room in the club observatory as
that has also been emptied of much of the junk that was stored
there also. Maybe it can really be used as a warming room
Photo courtesy of Russell Sipe.
Some of the people who helped out include Barbara Toy, Jerry
Mulchin, Dave Hobbs, Matt Ota, Bob Buchheim, Tony Obra, and
Russell Sipe who is taking the photograph!.
Thanks in large part to the strenuous
efforts of Bob Buchheim, the warming room is totally cleared
out, and he even washed the floor. I did help with the cleanup
there, but the bulk of the energy and vision that got that
job done was his. We ran out of time and energy to do more
than pick up some trash and do some straightening up in
the observing area, so that area still needs work.
The other big accomplishment was
the transfer (with a lot of sweat, muscle strain and ingenuity)
of the numerous steel and aluminum pieces associated with
the radio dishes behind the observatory, including the pieces
that had been stored in the warming room, to the truck that
Tony Obra brought.
So, some great advances were made,
though there still are things to do out there that could
keep us busy for quite a while.
For more photos please go to Russ Sipes
Thanks for your support.
Many of you have heard of my recent family
news. My Father passed away in early June after a long illness.
I had to fly back to the UK in order to support my family
and attend the funeral. I was very touched by the many letters,
cards and emails of support that were sent to me. I truly
cherish this club and all of the friends that I have made
while being a member. Your thoughts and support really helped
me a great deal. Thank you all.
"every day we are connecting ever more photons of
light from distant galaxies to the eyes, hearts, minds and
imaginations of our members and others in our community."
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