Great afternoon event!
Steve and Grant gave incredible presentations, thanx you guys!!! My presentation seemed to be well received too… not much snoring!…
We gave away 18 nice door prizes which included a new pair of Celestron binoculars, a Televue Barlow, an Explore Scientific Extender, a real nice guide scope, and a meteorite necklace.
And congrats to Mitch Milani, who with a little help from Rusty, won the new 102mm f7 Astrotek doublet!
We had our first vendor at Eastern Iowa Star Party this year, Jan brought quite a few nice astronomy related items like jewelry, and coasters, and some pictures! Grant had a number of meteorites also for sale, some raw, some polished, and some in jewelry form too!
I think all had chili for lunch or supper, feasted on Rusty’s deer sausage, and the many munchies that were available.
Of course the weather did not cooperate for doing any astronomy tonight, but hopefully we’ll get a bit of clearing tomorrow. Who knows!
Speaking of bad weather, Tom H won the rubber chicken award for buying the last piece of new gear, which we decided caused all of this bad weather! Thanks to Tom too!
Speaking of Thanx… thanx to Celestron, Orion, Televue, Field Tested Systems, TOPSS, George, Rolando, and Sam for their generous prize donations!