New Year Updates

2010 means the International Year of Astronomy has come to an end. Its been a fun year seeing the increased attention on the night sky and I hope some of this continues.

Of note this year is the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. As a Boy Scout for a number of years I was most fortunate to participate in many camping trips. The highlight being Philmont Scout Ranch. This vast wilderness area in New Mexico is still one of the premier adventures a Scout can make. Picture on the right is me, circa 1970s, at Philmont.

Scanned from an old color print given to me last year. I love the background, the country there is beautiful. If you click the picture there is a bigger version ?check out the era? canvass backpack and sturdy aluminum frame. Oddly I still have this!