For Charleston Travelers - the Hunley Mystery
I forward a link to an article Grif Johnson found in the Washington
Post about the H. L. Hunley. He suggests to watch the accompanying video
also. As always, '72 finds the news first..... Robby
From: Grif Johnson
Robby, I saw this article in today’s Washington Post online and thought
it might be of interest to the Class of ’72 travelers who ventured down
to Charleston, SC in January and toured the museum that houses the
doomed Confederate submarine, the H. L. Hunley.
First View - Bob Wright Eclipse Photo
Brad Walter is ready for the eclipse
Received this from Class Astronomer, Brad Walter
Below is a picture of my wife, Jan (just in from doing horse chores and gardening) with the equipment we are taking to view the eclipse. Set up in the garage to check mechanical assembly and run checks on software and mount control. It all seems to be working and ready for the big day. There are two telescopes of very different focal lengths to view through, Binoculars on a trapezoid bino mount for wide field viewing – all with solar filters, of course. The iPhone on a tripod is to record a video of the scene. The camera I took the picture with will be piggybacked on the white telescope to record either a video or a series of high dynamic range images (composites using three different exposures to capture the full dynamic range and then combine them by brightness area into one image that compresses the range so that nothing is too dark or washed out. If the weather doesn’t cooperate everyone will simply party. The Area around Clemson, SC is expecting a crowd that dwarfs those for a Clemson home football game in a championship year.
The equatorial mount is sitting on a homemade telescope “wheely” so I can move it while assembled something like a tandem-wheel wheelbarrow. It weighs about 200 lbs. when everything is put together.
Sam Bond (Jack Crews' son in law)
Tiger of the Week
Bond joined the Marines after college, putting a business career on hold. Today, the former platoon leader is building and leading a team at Lyft. READ MORE
Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz ’72 said it is “virtually certain” that he will run for Nevada governor as a Republican next year, and that he would officially announce his campaign in the next two months. — The Reno Gazette-Journal
Great News Abby Wood (Art Wood's Daughter)
New York Times article about Abby Wood, the Cubs and the Mets. here
Rep. Jim Marshall '72 Honors Veterans
Rep. Jim Marshall ’72, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, addressed the University’s Veterans Day observance in the Chapel Nov. 11. His speech can be read here. More to follow in an upcoming issue of class notes in the PAW.