Don’t blink, 5 years can go by very quickly. I have had the privilege to serve as your Observatory Director during this time of great growth at the Columbus Dark Site.
Thanks to so many individuals we have expanded from 2 finished private observatories to 15 with another 9 leased. We have added another bunkhouse, resurfaced the main road, added additional parking, upgraded the electrical outlets on the observing field, upgraded the internet service and added 2 additional trailer spaces.
We have upgraded the observatory with 2 new GOTO mounts and an astrophotography setup for members to use that is dedicated in memory of my predecessor Bob Rogers.
As I go on to serve HAS in another capacity I know I leave the Dark Site in good hands as Chris Ober will take over in January.
With that I want to thank all the HAS members and the HAS Board of Directors for all your support and hard work to make the Dark Site a great place to visit and observe.