Hi everyone. This month, the fun continues. We continue to have difficulties accomodating large groups of people safely, so this month we are holding another virtual club meeting. I personally will be out on vacation that night, so I'm handing duties off to Danny MacDonald, our Newsletter Editor and the person currently editing this copy for me. The club meeting will have an Okie-Tex update, both on the building and of the status of the Star Party itself, some observing highlights, and a brief astrophotography talk by our own Andy Fryhover.
Last month, we unfortunately lost two mighty members of our club - Glen Kilgour and Peter Kron.
Glen was Observing Coordinator for the club for many years, and was the announcer at the Great Okie-Tex Giveaway for a number of years. Glen was a very nice, very jovial, smart and fun man and he will be dearly missed. Glen unfortunately passed away on June 13, after a long battle with cancer.
Peter Kron passed away on June 11. Peter, or Pete, was an astronomer, a photographer, a telescope seller, a former OU track coach. Pete was a longtime employee of Astronomics and was a regular at Okie-Tex.
Both Pete and Glen will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with their families.
It's been a hard year, and I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy. With any luck (literally ANY luck, at all), we'll see the other side of all this madness soon enough. Stay safe, my friends, and clear skies!
Chuck Rice, firstname.lastname@example.org