Captain Alan Bean Dinner
Alan Bean will be the special guest at a fundraising dinner held at the Hartness House Inn on Friday, August
14, 2009 sponsored by the Springfield Telescope Makers. Guests will hear brief remarks from moonwalker Bean
and have a chance to personally meet him and have photographs taken with him. This is the 40th Anniversary of
the 1969 Apollo moonwalks, and Alan Bean was the 4th person to walk on the moon - this promises to be a special
remembrance of that achievement.
Joe Gavin: The Springfield Telescope Makers are pleased to have Joe Gavin, vice president
of Grumman Aerospace Corporation and director of the Apollo Lunar Module Program from 1962 – 1972, join us in
welcoming Apollo astronaut Alan Bean at this dinner (More
Dave Reed: Dave was the Flight Dynamics Officer (trajectory control) for Apollo 12. The
Springfield Telescope Makers are pleased that Dave will attended this dinner and we expect him to make some
brief remarks about the challenges of landing Apollo 12 near the Surveyor spacecraft that had landed three years
earlier (More about Dave).
Details: Only 100 tickets at $150 each will be available for sale; total attendance at
this event will be 110 people - this will insure you will have the opportunity to personally meet Captain Bean.
Tickets will only be sold on-line on this page, first come, first served. Dress at this event is "Golf/Office
Casual" - ties not required. Your tickets will be mailed to you if you order on or before August 6th,
after that they we be available for pickup at the door with proper identification. While this event is being
held in conjunction with the 2009 Stellafane Convention, it is totally separate from that event and Convention
Registration is not required.
Venue & Dinner Selection: This event will be held at the
Hartness House Inn in the Victorian Ballroom. The
Porter-Hartness Museum of Amateur Telescope Making will be open at 4:00 PM, Social Hour starts at 5:00 PM and
Dinner will be seated at 6:00 PM. When purchasing your tickets, you will be asked to make a dinner selection
- Prime Rib Aus Jus
- Panco Crusted Chicken Cordon Blue
- Jumbo Shrimp with Lemon Linguini
Cash bar available. Desert choices will include Apple Crisp, Chocolate Mousse or Cheesecake with
Coffee or Tea.
Photos from the Dinner
Several attendees took photos at this dinner, below we present some of their best shots to document
this special event at Stellafane.
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