Despite the soaking we got, our July cookout and monthly meeting was a huge success. A special thanks to Dolores and her helpers for preparing such a sumptious feast. If you went away from the event hungry, it was your own fault! Thank you Gerry Dyck for providing three different views of the Sun. And thank you to Dan Lorraine for his presentation on the Skyscraper trip to Nantucket.
Also, we had a great speaker, Dr. Hanner, who spoke about comets in general, Deep Impact and Stardust in particular. She and her husband Jim had a wonderful time with our group. We hope to invite her back sometime next year after she has had time to analyze the results from the Stardust aerogel collectors (what a neat way to collect dust particles!)
A special thank you to long time member Scott Tracy for donating a much needed wireless lapel mic system. Scott even installed it in time for Dr. Hanner’s talk. What a difference it made. Whether she was facing left, right, forward or even toward the screen, everyone in the room heard every word. Thank you Scott for your continued support of Skyscrapers.