Buckhorn Observatory’s Closing Remarks
Buckhorn Observatory is rolling its roof closed for good.
John Crossen, owner and resident astronomer, says Thanks for the Memories:
After 12 years of school presentations and hundreds of visitors, BHO will no longer be open to the public. It’s been a rewarding dozen years in more ways than I can count. Making new friends and astronomy converts, helping students in their science endeavours, and even earning a few awards have made the last decade more satisfying than any other time in my life.
But after 70 orbits of the Sun my knees, back and legs are aching to retire. And I must confess it will be nice to have those clear, Moonless nights to myself again – even if it does mean being a “one-man happy hour” for the local mosquito population.
To my wife, Deb, the Peterborough Astronomical Association, The Lakefield Herald, The Millbrook Times, SkyNews Magazine and everyone else who has helped make BHO possible, thank you.
And to those who enjoy reading the BHO Newsletter, relax. I will keep on writing this little bit of astro-babble. I'll also continue in The Lakefield Herald and Millbrook Times, as long as they'll have me. Health issues can slow me down, but they can’t shut me up.