This is another award where the efforts of a particular member have been overlooked. This member has been a fixture of our sidewalk astronomy efforts for many years. Except when scheduled to work, he always signs up for Astronomy Day and other sidewalk astronomy events. He has even been known to take the initiative of setting up his telescope on the Promenade on nice evenings to share the skies with passers-by. He is always willing to let others take a peek through his eyepiece and to explain what they are seeing. In all the years he has been doing this, he’s certainly provided many Galileo Moments to members of the public.
As it is now the International Year of Astronomy with one of the key initiatives to encourage more Galileo Moments it seems fitting to present the George Moores Award for Excellence in Public Education to Larry Wood.