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 outstanding. Stan -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.