[AZ-Observing] Re: RTMC this Year

  • From: Stan Gorodenski <stanlep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 23:37:08 -0700

Hi Dean,

On 5/26/2012 11:11 PM, Ketelsen, Dean A - (ketelsen) wrote:
> But Saturday picked up considerably - the swap meet was pretty well attended, 
> as were most of the talks through the day.  I gave one on the Mirror Lab and 
> had a good crowd and questions.  And the prize drawings and tonight's mail 
> lecture were packed.  Yep, the meal plan seems to be pretty much the same 
> food as the snack bar, but at least this way, I'm not paying for meals I'm 
> not eating like in the past when we slept in a bit or met friends for dinner 
> in town.

These sound like rare occurrences, but maybe you didn't need to buy meal 
tickets at the time of registration. I saw attendees in the past pay $5 
for a meal in lieu of a ticket, but it depends on availability of food, 
I think.

> Temps were frigid tonight and we headed back to Motel6 after the lecture.  
> There were 9 telescope entries and 7 awards given (I recall there were only 6 
> entries last year).  I figured I'd keep going till I couldn't sit around and 
> talk telescopes with optics wizard Gerry Logan, only to find out he left at 
> noon today with family matters.

Do you also know that Bob Pfaff is also somewhat of a telescope and 
optics maker wizard? Over the years he has had entries with primary 
mirrors and meniscuses he ground himself  He had one this year also, a 
schmidt newtonian. He did his own optics. He is always with Gerry, but 
is usually pretty quiet and so one might not notice him. Both are 

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