[AZ-Observing] Re: Asteroid To Be Named After Trayvon Martin, Lowell Observatory

  • From: Bob Christ <bchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:39:42 -0700

The story is unfortunately true.  I called the Observatory to confirm its 
validity and address this confirmed travesty and was pointing to a Kevin @ 
928.233.3210.  I had to leave a message.

From my perspective, Lowell is a scientific organization and is not a social 
conscience watchdog entity.  Clearly Mr. Putnam knows nothing about the record 
of horrific behavior Trayvon Martin accumulated in his relatively short life.  
I believe Mr. Putnam is a Lowell trustee and his energies are certainly 
misguided on this issue.

I would encourage our collective outcry to Kevin - perhaps multiple points of 
disdain related from those of us in Arizona, that have supported the 
Observatory, will help incite Mr. Putnam to re-think his position.

Bob Christ   

On Sep 10, 2013, at 12:24 PM, Joe Goss wrote:

> I don't know who William Lowell Putman III is,  but  he must be a BLACK SOB 
> to suggest this idea!!
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Jeff Hopkins
> Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:33
> To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [AZ-Observing] Asteroid To Be Named After Trayvon Martin, Lowell 
> Observatory
> I hope this is not true.
> See
> http://www.mrconservative.com/2013/09/24047-asteroid-to-be-named-after-trayvon-martin/
> Jeff
> Hopkins Phoenix Observatory
> (187283)
> Counting Photons
> Phoenix, Arizona
> www.hposoft.com/Astro/astro.html
> (187283)
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