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The Astronomical Perspective

In the fall of 1999 Owen and I taught Science A-17 for the last time. To celebrate the end of an era, we organized a convocation of former teaching staff. Coincidently the opening banquet was on Owen's 70th birthday, 24 March 2000. The celebration was attended by 39 former teaching fellows from Nat Sci 9, Science A-17, and Science B-17, plus family and friends.

The convocation continued the next day in Hall A at the Science Center. The day was chock full of history, anecdotes, music, art, cake, slides, tributes to Owen, and two exquisite lectures by the master himself, liberally illustrated with demonstrations and theater. Only the Science Center Prep Room Staff could have pulled off such an extravaganza!

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