I wanted to pop in and say hello. I hope everyone is well. I won't ask if anyone has been observing. The weather in Little Rock has been terrible all year for astronomy and I doubt its been much better in greater Fort Smith.
This past Friday I attended a work meeting that was held in the Janet Huckabee Nature Center classroom where AOAS used to meet. It brought back great memories. I recall attending several AOAS meetings there to include a great holiday banquet/potluck and the last time I spoke on behalf of IDA.
Yes, I am still very much interested in astronomy. Lack of time and too many clouds prevents me from doing much. No, I am not currently a member of CAAS. But I have remained close with Wade Van Arsdale and Don and Carolaina Ferren. Ironically none of us are current CAAS members. Don, Wade, Kathy and I observed last summer's Total Solar Eclipse together from Festus, MO. Wade and I are also into bicycling. We try to meet every Sunday morning for a bike ride along the Arkansas River in North Little Rock.
Clear skies! - Jim Fisher
Hello, Jim! It's almost "good" to hear that CAAS has had so similar a time with bad weather. I'm also glad to hear Wade has been cycling with you. Personally, I can't seem to get up the effort to simply walk down to the mailbox as much as I used to. It's only about 1/2 mile round trip, but its a tough half mile. AOAS President Leonard Lynch is keeping the club going since many of us are still worn out from the 5-year run at our Coleman Observatory 2.0 site. Joe Roam, his cousin Ernie and I traveled to Columbia, MO for the eclipse last year. Hardly seems it's been a year since then already. We barely arrived in time as the first contact commenced within 15~20 minutes of arrival at some Mark Twain Nat'l Forest campground. It was everything I hoped for and we're waiting on the April 8, 2024 AR solar eclipse, HA! Just reset my Dell this evening and I'm beginning my re-establishment of my favorites files. That brought me to our website where I found the post you made. Looking forward to seeing you all someday, soon.
Take care, my friends!!!!
Thanks, Bob! Great to hear from you.
Great to hear from you!!!
Don't be a stranger..............
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I'm still in Little Rock. I still observe as often as I can. Wade Van Arsdale and I go to Mount Magazine 2 or 3 times year. Wishing all who see this clear skies and a healthy and happy 2022.
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