Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy 50th Anniversary Omaha Astronomical Society

Saturday night, this past weekend, the OAS held a banquet celebrating it's 50th anniversary. It was a wonderful evening, with some 85 members/guests coming out. Thanks to our outreach chairman John Johnson and his wife Robin for putting the event together. We had a fantastic line up of guests, including several returning past members. A 'roll call' of past presidents was taken (of which, many were present), w
ith long time member and past president, George Allen being recognized with 'lifetime member' status. We had some special guests from outside the club as well, including Prairie Astronomy Club member and UNL Mueller Planetarium director Jack Dunn, Astronomical League President, Caroll Iorg was on hand to present a certificate recognizing the occasion, and Astronomy Magazine senior editor, Michael Bakich, who gave an entertaining talk on the history of amateur astronomy. Here's to the next 50 years!

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