The ASN presented its Nova award to Vice-President Jim Fahey at our monthly meeting in July 2015. This award is given on special occasions when we wish to recognize outstanding contributions to the ASN and amateur astronomy in general. Our membership voted to recognize Jim’s leadership and enthusiasm for public outreach astronomy, which is the core of the ASN’s purpose.
Over the past two years Jim arranged, conducted and supported numerous star parties at public schools, city and county parks, campgrounds and the Dark Sky Festival at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Jim’s enthusiasm has encouraged other ASN members to experience the rewards and satisfaction of sharing their hobby of astronomy with anyone who wants to take a look in a telescope and learn something about the universe. Thank you, Jim!!
Nova Award July 14, 2015