Time for a Change
This issue of the Refractor
is my final one as Editor, and I want to use a little space to
thank those who have made my seven years tolerable in this endeavor.
First, my thanks go to Don Saito, who will be taking quill in
hand and producing the newsletter for, hopefully, another seven
years or more. He will bring a youthful enthusiasm and a competent
knowledge both of astronomy and of the mission of the Eastbay
Astronomical Society. I trust he will receive your cooperation
in assembling the news and features that you want to read in the
Refractor. Please give him your full support.
Thanks also are due Program Director Dave Rodrigues for his liaison
with the speakers; President Carter Roberts for always knowing
what I needed to know, and for many illustrations; Conrad Jung
has always responded with images of sky objectshe is a fine
astrophotographer and willing helper; Mark Gingrich for Points
of Light. I am grateful to all other contributors as well. But
foremost, more than all the above, my thanks go to my wife, Mimi,
who has been responsible for much of the proof-reading, folding
and stapling, and for supplying me with cookies.