[AZ-Observing] Re: [EVACONLINE] Naming of Asteroid

  • From: Scott Tannehill <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Amy Amsden <amy_amsden@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:15:06 -0700

Amy, I'm sorry my comment "Ok, thanks. So, we're done?... (smiley face)" so 
enraged you that you felt compelled to call me a jackass.

The Lowell note below clarified that the plan to name the asteroid below was 
not 'official' which was what the fervor here was about. I figured, the thread 
was done. Which, is good for a thread that wasn't really astronomy related and 
was never really a real issue anyway.

Why did that so enrage you? Really, what part of those six words tipped you 
over the edge?  Compared to some of the much more polarizing comments in 
earlier posts regarding this thread? Were you angry that I expressed some 
relief that we had put the issue to rest?

And, really, do you think adding your flame to another forum, the az-list 
(since this thread was EVAC-online originally) really helps?

Happy to continue this love-fest on both forums if you like, so I'll CC both 
forums on this.


On Sep 11, 2013, at 4:00 PM, Amy Amsden wrote:

> apparently not jackass   
> From: Scott Tannehill <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [EVACONLINE] Naming of Asteroid
> Ok, thanks. 
> So, we're done?....
> :>
> Scott
> On Sep 11, 2013, at 1:26 PM, Haynes, Claude wrote:
>> I received this email from Lowell Observatory.  In light of other emails I 
>> believe it is relevant news for EVAC.  
>> Kevin Schindler kevin@xxxxxxxxxx via bounce.secureserver.net 
>> 9:47 PM (15 hours ago)
>> to david, president, president
>> Dear David,
>> Thank you for your thoughtful email.  To clarify a point that is muddled in 
>> the (unfortunate) asteroid story, the effort to name an asteroid after 
>> Trayvon Martin is that of an individual, who in this case happens to be sole 
>> trustee of Lowell Observatory.  This effort is in no way endorsed by Lowell 
>> Observatory.
>> I have received notes like yours from other community members and am passing 
>> them on to our director.  Our astronomers don’t support this, and of course 
>> the IAU would never support such a thing anyway.
>> I appreciate receiving your comments and am happy to talk with you about 
>> this further.
>> With my best wishes, Kevin
>> Kevin Schindler
>> Outreach Manager
>> Lowell Observatory
>> 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd.
>> Flagstaff, AZ  86001
>> (928) 233-3210 phone
>> (928) 774-6297 fax
>> -- 
>> Claude Haynes | Manager, Field Automation  | 480-457-6075 (o) 480-221-5792 
>> (c) | PEARSON Always Learning
> Scott Tannehill
> scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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