Gratitude

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CarloC
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Gratitude

Post by CarloC »

To everyone at BRAS:

This may seem like an odd post but I spend most of my time working with people on relationships and saying goodbye is a part of that. To not say goodbye would just not feel right to me.

I have only been in BRAS for about 6 months and I have met many really really nice people here. I felt intrigued by astronomy at the old age of 57 and wanted to give it a go. I remember reading somewhere that, in astronomy, you can't buy ability no matter what you spend on equipment. I have found that to be true and learned that you can't buy patience either. So, I am retiring (lol) from astronomy and once I decided that, I realized the decision was right for me. I want to thank everyone, especially Scott L., Don from Rockefeller, and John N., for your warm and enthusiastic welcome. I really like you folks. But, I have tried a few hobbies that didn't last (e.g. motorcycles and scooters) and have some that I will never leave (e.g. drumming and homebrewing). It's time to reallocate my energy back to the ones that are sticking. My membership is good for 2020 so I will keep reading the newsletter and won't completely rule out making a meeting.

I have some pretty nice equipment and will be posting it here as well as on Cloudy Nights.

Thanks for a good time! :)
Carlo

Christopher K.
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Re: Gratitude

Post by Christopher K. »

Well, Carlos I'm glad the Society gave you a few good times.

Beginning in 1976 I believe, the late Jack Horkheimer hosted a fifteen-minute syndicated show encouraging people to step into the yard and look at a notable celestial object or event. Everything he recommended doing was unaided-eye. So keep that in mind; you are always an astronomer if you "keeping looking up".

farmboy
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Re: Gratitude

Post by farmboy »

Carlos, I want to thank you for always helping out when needed. I am sorry to see you leave astronomy. Do not forget us, come by sometime and see us and give us an update on what you are doing. Clear Skies!

CarloC
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Re: Gratitude

Post by CarloC »

Christopher and Farmboy:

Thank you for the kind words. I didn't get notifications or would have replied sooner.

Yes, I'm keeping my binoculars and planisphere, at a minimum. And the red headlamp and flashlight. And an astronomy textbook. And the 2 (one was an accident) warm caps.

Yes, I may stop by sometime, thanks!

Carlo

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