Jimmy Thanks for the kind words. I've seen that scope Macoltz has at a star party way back when ... I think at the Reach 11 Park off Tatum (back when it was dark there). I noticed it because you don't see that many of them around anymore. DFAC member Jim Conley did an excellent job restoring this one. Dan ----- Original Message ----- From: <jimmy_ray@xxxxxxx> To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Cc: "Dan Heim" <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 10:53 AM Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: greetings fellow stargazers > Hi Dan, > > Took a second to look over the web site. Very nice! Looks like you have a great meeting area as well. Will have to take some time to look over some of the information you have posted. Don Macoltz would love your club "loaner" scope as he runs all his Messier Marathons in a 6" Dynascope. Look forward to hearing from you in the discussions.. > > Jimmy Ray > ---- Dan Heim <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Now that our new Desert Foothills Astronomy Club is one year old, and it looks to me like it will continue, I thought it was time to introduce myself here (though many of you already know me through PAS). After being a PAS member since the early 80's, and after too many drives into PVCC from New River for meetings, I and good friend Roger Serrato decided it was time to start up a new club here in the north valley. So I let my PAS membership lapse and decided to have a go at it. We're about 20 members strong, and need to grow a bit more and increase our visibility, but we're off to a good start. Our primary motivation was to educate people about light pollution, something we've already begun to do. Of course, we do the other things too, like member observing sessions and public outreach. etc. You can visit our website at www.dfacaz.org to learn more about us. > > So I just wanted to say "greetings" to all you fellow stargazers out there, and I'll see you around the "forum." Clear skies! > > > > Dan Heim > > -- > > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.