|Starlight Instrument focusers|
|Scott Tucker at right|
|Phil Plait - The Bad Astronomer|
|Edward Gibson - now and then|
The other talk I saw today was with Edward Gibson, an astronaut on the Skylab 4 mission in 1974. He talked about foresight and leadership in the "golden days" of NASA from the Apollo missions through the Skylab days to his retirement from the astronaut corps exactly 40 years ago. He showed a picture of a fresh-faced mission scientist undergoing training in the "olden" days and a picture of the 78 year old presenter today is matched with it at right.
|Peter, Deb, Roger|
I'm a bit numb after 5 days, but it was a blast! Fingers crossed that vendors and attendees are all happy and that it will happen again next year. It is nice being in the astronomical center of the Universe for a few days!