I've just finished writing a check to mail off to CosmoQuest for a grand total of $4100!
I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to everyone who helped, contributed, volunteered and attended the 2013 Star Party. It was a miserably hot day and we had a few minor mishaps (wasps in the observatory telescope? Really?!) but I think everyone had a wonderful time.
Check out our Photos page for a few of the photos that were taken! We'll be adding more soon!
I have so many people to thank for all their work and help!
Richard Williamon and the staff at the Emory Math & Science Department for hosting us at the gorgeous venue and helping out through the evening.
Our amazing astronomers - Phil Plait, Pamela Gay, Derek Demeter and Nicole Gugliucci who entertained and educated us as they always do.
A particular thank you to all our donors and bidders on our Silent Auction. It contributed to nearly half the money we raised! We'll definitely do that again next year.
Finally, a huge thank you to all our volunteers - I couldn't have done it without you!
Jason Caldwell, who was our MC for the evening and made sure we were on time and on track, even when I was distracted by all the shiny things!
Lisa Hammett, who made airport runs, picked up drinks, dropped off drinks, and generally ran around and got things done for me!
Irena Rowe, who managed the Silent Auction like a pro!
Miriam Austin and Bruce Press, who took fantastic photos for us.
Shaune Beatie, Alicia Vickery, Ryan Consell who helped manage the 'posed' photos.
Stephen King, Tanya Caldwell, Allie Carroll, Nicola Mazbar, Taylor Proctor and Kristy Gonzalez who helped set up, ran registration and pretty much did anything else that was needed.
Christian Walters, who handled all the A/V.
Tim Farley, who ran the Google+ Hangout and Virtual Star Party.
Trent Brusky, who created our fantastic Star Party Promo.
Aaron Mercer, who gave us our new logo and the beautiful posters and programs we used.
And to everyone who attended, thank you so much and we'll see you next year!!